Jammu: Home Minister of India Amit Shah on Tuesday said that Paharais will get reservation along with Gujjar Bakerwals as Justice Sharma committee has recommended reservation for Paharis, Gujjars and Bakerwals and it will be accepted.
He also said just three families used to rule Jammu and Kashmir but now the power is with 30,000 people elected to panchayats, district councils of Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing the gathering in Rajouri district of Jammu region, Shah said that today’s rally and the slogans in favour of BJP are an answer to those who used to say that if Article-370 is abrogated, there will be a bloodbath.
“After Article370 abrogation, reservation benefits being given to Dalits, backwards and those living in hills. “Pahadi seats increased after new election delimitation,” he said.
He said that earlier, all money sent by GoI for Jammu and Kashmir’s development was usurped by a few but now everything is spent on people’s welfare.
“After the abrogation of 370A, the process for reservation has been cleared,” he said, adding that Justice Sharma’s commission has sent the report and recommended reservation for Gujjar, Bakarwal and Pahari communities and it will be given soon.
He also said that the deaths of armed personnel came down from 1,200 per year to 136 this year due to Modi govt’s strong action against militants. (KNS)