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Pahari community to get reservation but no tempering with Gujjars, Bakerwals: LG Sinha

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A man belonging to Gujjar-Bakerwal community sits outside of his demolished hut. [FPK File Photo]

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said that Pahari community will be given reservation but there will be no tempering with the reservation status being already enjoyed by Gujjars and Bakerwal community in JK.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function, LG Sinha as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer, said that some people are playing politics over the issue of reservation being given to Pahari community.

“Let me assure the Gujjars and Bakerwals that there will be no tempering with the status they are enjoying,” he said.

The LG said that Amit Shah during his recent visit to Jammu has already made it clear that Pahari’s will get reservation but Gujjars and Bakerwals won’t loose anything.

About his meeting with the Narendera Modi in New Delhi, the LG Sinha said that Modi assured him that the report prepared by the JK panel on Agriculture and its Allied sectors will be implemented and he will also visit the UT.

Asked about his meeting with the Home Minister, the LG evaded the query.

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