Jammu Sep.5 (ANI): The Scheduled Tribe Gujjars of Jammu and Kashmir today offered their full support to Jat community in their current struggle for grant of Other Backward Class (OBC) status.
In a letter addressed to different Jat organizations and community leaders sent through Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation, the Gujjars of the state asked Jat community to come forward in response to their offer for a United Gujjar-Jat struggle front.
Giving details Dr. Javaid Rahi, Secretary Tribal Foundation, said we are ready to join OBC struggle of Jat if they moblize their community in Gujjar struggle for tribal status going in different state including in Rajasthan.
He said we have written to both Gujjars and Jat leaders and organizationstoins working for social upliftment to unite on one stand to take up all ongoing struggles jointly till theirs logical end.
Dr. Javaid also asked both community of the state to revive pre-1947 relations and renew Gujjar-Jat Conference which were the leading organization and United Platform of Gujjars and Jats in state before partition.
The letter reads: In Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Gujjars (ST ) constitutes over 20 per cent of total population of the state which can play a key role in Jats struggle for grant of OBC status.
The letter reads that the Gujjars of Rajasthan are struggling hard for grant Scheduled Tribe (ST ) status and around one 71 people of Gujjar tribe were killed in this historic struggle, the Jats should come forward and support Gujjars in their struggle.
The letter further reads historically, culturally and socially Gujjars and Jats share many similarities and now its need of the hour that we should join hands together for a united struggle for rights of both communities .
The Gujjars and Jats together can do wanders in changing social scenario of India, the letter said. By Tahir Nadeem Khan (ANI)