Rehabilitate gujjars uprooted during recent riots, GUF to Vohra

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Srinagar, Sep 8 (UNI) Alleging that divisional administration in Jammu has failed to provide any relief to Gujjars uprooted during recent riots, the Gujjar United Front (GUF) appealed to Governor N N Vohra to launch immediate rehabilitation for the families who remained shelterless and are facing starvation.

In a charter of demands to Mr Vohra, a copy of which was released to mediapersons here, the GUF and Gujjar Bakerwal Conference alleged that about 100 nomadic families are shelterless after their kothas were set on fire by agitators in Jammu, Samba and Kathua district of Jammu during two-month-long agitation on Amarnath land row.

They demanded launching an immediate rehabilitation programme of the displaced families.

President of the GUF Mohammad Anwar Chowdhary and General secretary of Gujjar Bakerwal Conference Bashir Khatana has appealed to their community members to unite against the discriminations.

They alleged administration in Jammu is treating them as second class citizen.

The leader alleged that hundreds of livestock including buffaloes, cows, sheep and goats, horses and camels belongs to Gujjars in Jammu, Kathua and Samba are missing after they were attacked during the agitation.

They demanded adequate security in tribal area of Jammu region to avoid such incidents in future.

The eight-page charter of demands sought intervention of Governor in implementation of law and order in minority areas of Jammu and providing shelters and land to the nomad Gujjars who were uprooted during Jammu agitation.

A copy of Charter of Demands has also been sent to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Union Home Minister Shivraj Patel seeking their intervention.

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