December 2007 News

JKGUF seeks 16 reserved assembly seats for Gujjars

10 December 2007

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Gujjars United Front (JKGUF) has demanded that 16 seats should be reserved in the state assembly for Gujjar community. 'The Congress-led government in the state had announced that political reservation would be given to Gujjars and assembly seats would be reserved for them,' JKGUF President, Anwar Choudhary claimed here yesterday. Accusing the state government of playing with the sentiments of Gujjar community, Choudharyon said 'nothing concrete so far has been done in this connection. In 16 assembly constituencies, Gujjars constitute larger population and government should reserve seats atleast in these assembly constituencies for Gujjars.' He alleged that the state government has failed to fulfill the aspirations of Gujjars and rights of Gujjars community have been usurped. He maintained that the Front has not taken a decision to support any political party in Poonch by-election so far and would call a meeting of its office bearers to decide about it.


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