Chuni terms reservation to Pahari-speaking people politically motivated -
Chuni terms reservation to Pahari-speaking people politically motivated
Posted 19 Feb 2018 04:14 PM

The recent move of State Government in which 3 per cent reservation was extended to Pahari Speaking People of the State was a politically motivated as the real beneficiaries i.e. PoK Displaced Persons who are by clan Paharis haven’t been incorporated in ambit of reservation that is yet another discriminative move to deprive PoK DPs from their legitimate rights.
This was stated by Rajiv Chuni, Chairman SOS International-in a rally held at Maheshpura Chowk, here.
While addressing the rally, Chuni said that the recent move of government of extending reservation to Pahari- Speaking people proved that it has nothing to do with wellbeing of PoK DPs as government has taken the decision by keeping grudge in its mind.
“Govt should have taken all the Pahari Speaking People of the State into consideration before granting reservation according to their cultural, linguistic, geographical identities but on what grounds and which logic the so called move of providing reservation to handful people hailing from two districts i.e. Poonch and Rajouri was taken”, he added. “If government doesn’t want to grant us this status, then it must constitute PoK DPs Development Board that will look into the matters of ours as we have been deprived from our basic rights which include food, shelter, health, education, employment, etc,” Chuni reiterated. V.K Datta conducted stage proceedings. Prof. J.S Mangal, Prof. N.N Sharma, Gurmit Singh Isher, Parmod Ghai, Bhai Ram Singh, Ved Raj Bali, Sharda Devi, Tilak Raj Sethi, Pardeep Sabharwal and Dharam Vir Gupta were also present.

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