Treating JK Tribal at par with STs of India reverse historical injustice: Rahi

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 3/8/2021 9:59:38 AM

Jammu , Mar 7 Treating tribal groups of Jammu and Kashmir at par with other Scheduled Tribes of India undoubtedly reversed the historical injustice faced by Gujjars, Bakerwals, Gaddis , Sippis and Shinas which were facing exclusion from mainstream society. This was stated by noted tribal Researcher Dr Javaid Rahi during an awareness programme about newly introduced laws/ legislations made applicable to Jammu and Kashmir held here this afternoon. In his address, Dr Javaid Rahi stated that new laws including Forest Rights Act- 2006 , Forest Conservation Act 1980 , SC/ST Atrocities Act 1989, Reorganisation Act 2019 which amends Delimitation Law to reserve Constituencies for Tribes, Amendments in Panchayati Raj Act and many new laws will pull out the Tribes from marginalization and social exclusions. Dr Rahi further that tribal constitute 15 to 20 percent population of Jammu and Kashmir and they will get befitted under new laws which treat tribal of J&K at par with other tribal groups of India. He said due to new laws three DDC members are elected as Distt Chiefs on reserve seats besides district 38 persons from Gujjar / Bakerwal community have been elected to firstever District Development Council elections in Jammu and Kashmir comprises of total 280 members in 20 Districts.


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