Think optimistically toward tribal issues says Gujjars

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Shadow Correspondent
JAMMU, APR 08:
Pleading that the state government and civil society should think optimistically towards the issues being faced by the Tribes of Jammu and Kashmir -the speaker of a programme, today stated that the ‘reservation’ granted to ST/ SC/ RBA/ ALC/OSC is the share of communities proportionate to their population of weaker section in the state services and not an aid at the cost of general category people .
Attended by dignitaries of various groups of reserve categories , the event was organised by Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation and Presided over by well-known researcher Dr. Javaid Rahi. And held on the topic of ‘ Reservation issues ; Govt and civil society”.
In his presidential address, Dr. Javaid Rahi, stated that there is a dearth of positive mindset towards issues tribes including their education, rehabilitation, socio-cultural and economic empowerment and overall development added that ‘Reservation’ granted to identified weaker casts, area and tribes in the state or country is based on the share of a community/ area or a caste proportionate to their population and reserve category people are not snatching the rights of others as assumed by non reserved classes of society.
He said that the concept of reservation was based on share of a identified weaker class, caste ,area or a tribe fall under a category (SC/ST/OBC) and adequate representation is granted to them in a lot of in every ten or twenty people residing in a particular state or area by reserving a percentage of posts in jobs , promotion, Assemblies and Parliament for them to mitigate backwardness of the socially and educationally backward communities.
Those who spoke on the occasion includes M R Chouhan, Wariz Mohammad Banya, Shabnum Rafeeq Bajran , Ali Hussain Khatana, Bashir Bajad, Haneef lodha and others.

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