Edited By: Vikas Mavi
4 October 2022 (New Delhi): On Tuesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced that a committee formed to investigate quota benefits had recommended reservations for the Gujjar, Bakarwal, and Pahari communities. Amit Shah also stated that the Central government would implement reservations in Jammu and Kashmir for the Gujjar, Bakarwal, and Pahari communities (J&K).
Abrogation of article 370 has a huge contribution
Loud Cheers and slogans echoed as Union Home Minister Amit Shah addressed a public gathering here on Tuesday, declaring that reservations for the Gujjar, Bakarwal, and Pahari communities would be granted soon. “After the abrogation of 370A, the process for reservation has been cleared. Justice Sharma’s commission has sent the report and recommended reservation for Gujjar, Bakarwal and Pahari communities and it will be given soon,” said Shah.
First panchayat election will be held
He also highlighted that the reservation is only possible after Article 370 is repealed and stated, “Would a tribal reservation have been possible if Articles 370 and 35A had not been repealed? Minorities, Dalits, tribals, and Paharis will gain their rights as a result of their removal.” He also emphasised that the valley saw its first panchayat elections under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership.
No trace of stone pelters
He also emphasised the transformation of the valley under the PM-led government, saying, “Previously, news of stone pelting came from Jammu and Kashmir. There is no news of stone pelting today. Modi ji has worked to empower Jammu and Kashmir’s youth.” He went on to say that the cheers during the rally were a response to the political factions who opposed the repeal of Article 370.