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Srinagar, Aug 3 (UNI) Seeking intervention of the Governor N N Vohra to provide security to Muslim Gujjars in Jammu region, two Gujjar orgisations have alleged that property of members of this community was damaged by communal forces recently.

Condemning attacks on Muslim Gujjars in Jammu and adjoining areas the State President of Gujjars United Front Choudhary Mohammad Anwar and President Jammu and Kashmir Gujjar Bakerwal Joint Forum Haji Shamsher Ali Boken appealed to Governor to intervene and provide adequate security to the members of this community of Jammu region who are facing the brunt of the agitation instigated by various organisations.

They alleged that State government has failed to protect our people in Jammu, Riasi, Samba and Kathua districts where mob had destroyed their property and set afire the houses and other properties.

They appealed the Governor to issue order for development of adequate cotangent of Army in these areas so that life and property of Gujjars is saved.

The leaders said the Muslim Gujjars of Jammu region who are in minority feel insecure and a number of hamlets of Gujjars set on fire by protestors in Samba and Kathua districts last week.

In order to avoid the communal tension in various parts of the state, the leader suggested that civil society be involved to reduce the ongoing tension in various parts of Jammu region.

They alleged that government has failed to discharge all the responsibilities of safety and security of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Both leaders appealed to people of Jammu region to maintain calm and not fell prey to the evil designs of communal and anti peace elements.

They appealed the masses to restore normalcy and not get misled by vested interests who want to create disturbance and destroy the peaceful and tranquil environment of the State.

They appealed to Gujjar community not to get provoked and exercise restrain.

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