Sunday, April 8, 2012

Gujjar Bakerwal youth highlight demands

Gujjar, Bakerwal Youth (J&K), have highlighted the problems and suffering of Gujjars and Bakerwal community (nomads) from the past many years.

Ch Nazakat Khattana, youth leader, while addressing a press conference, told that their community is suffering in every sphere of life. Giving details he said that they are ignored at everywhere in Jammu. He said that during summer season they migrate from plains of Jammu to upper reaches and on the way during migration, they are harassed by various agencies in one way or the other.

The Gujjar youth leader raised the issue of mobile schools, which were not functioning properly and the students of the community are the worst sufferers especially in hilly areas. He added that community students are being neglected and ignored from all such facilities which other students of the State pupils were enjoying. 

Ch Nazakat demanded that the land occupied by Gujjar and Bakerwals may by regularized by JDA and other departments who were creating problems for them. He added that in budget session of State Assembly the nomads were totally ignored, as no question was raised by any elected representative.

They Gujjay youth leader has pinned all hopes on the Chief Minister and appealed him to consider their grievances and order measures for mitigation of the same.

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