Amicably settle Gujjars issue : Congress

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New Delhi, Dec 19 (UNI) Terming the Gujjars issue as "sensitive," the Congress Party today said the Centre, Rajasthan Government and all the stakeholders should try for an "amicable settlement" of the issue.

The party, however, asked the BJP government in Rajasthan to make public the recommendations of the Justice Chopra Committee which went into the demand of the Gujjars for Scheduled Tribe status in the state.

"We don't know on what terms of reference was the Chopra Committee formed. Only the Rajasthan government can clarify," AICC Spokesman Shakeel Ahmed said.

The Committee was formed by the Rajasthan government a year ago after state-wide protests by the Gujjar community, resulting in deaths of many in violence.

Mr Ahmed said the Congress Party was committed to inclusive growth. "But we don't want to divide different sections of the society on such issues." Asked if the Congress party supported the Gujjars demand, he said " if the state government sends a report to the Centre, it will certainly consider it." UNI SH VD RS1747

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