Let's fight together: Kashmiri Gujjars to Jats
Sunday, September 05, 2010 1:56:14 PM by ANI ( Leave a comment )
By Tahir Nadeem Khan
Jammu Sep.5 (ANI): The Scheduled Tribe Gujjars of Jammu and Kashmir
today offered their full support to Jat community in their current
struggle for grant of Other Backward Class (OBC) status.
In a letter addressed to different Jat organizations and community
leaders sent through Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation, the
Gujjars of the state asked Jat community to come forward in response
to their offer for a United Gujjar-Jat struggle front.
Giving details Dr. Javaid Rahi, Secretary Tribal Foundation, said we
are ready to join OBC struggle of Jat if they moblize their community
in Gujjar struggle for tribal status going in different state
including in Rajasthan.
He said we have written to both Gujjars and Jat leaders and
organizationstoins working for social upliftment to unite on one stand
to take up all ongoing struggles jointly till theirs logical end.
Dr. Javaid also asked both community of the state to revive pre-1947
relations and renew Gujjar-Jat Conference which were the leading
organization and United Platform of Gujjars and Jats in state before
partition.The letter reads: In Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Gujjars (ST )
constitutes over 20 per cent of total population of the state which
can play a key role in Jats struggle for grant of OBC status.
The letter reads that the Gujjars of Rajasthan are struggling hard for
grant Scheduled Tribe (ST ) status and around one 71 people of Gujjar
tribe were killed in this historic struggle, the Jats should come
forward and support Gujjars in their struggle.The letter further reads
historically, culturally and socially Gujjars and Jats share many
similarities and now its need of the hour that we should join hands
together for a united struggle for rights of both communities .
The Gujjars and Jats together can do wanders in changing social
scenario of India, the letter said. (ANI)
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