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Manjit Singh seeks OBC status for Jatt Community in J&K

VIJAYPUR, JULY 27, 2021: President J&K Jatt Sabha, and Former Minister Manjit Singh has urged the Commission constituted by the Govt. to declare Jatt Community as Other Backward Class.

Issuing a statement to the press, Manjit Singh expressed dismay over the negligence of the community for decades and hoped that the Commission constituted by the Govt. with Justice (retired) GD Sharma as its chairman will do justice with the Jatt Community.

“We expect the Commission will consider the demand and review the status of the Jatt Community for the social, political, educational and economic upliftment,” said Manjit Singh and reminded that he along with Former Minister Choudhary Sukhnandan and Former MLC Vikram Randhawa have also pleaded the case of Jatt Community before to the Commission with regard to their demand.

He said that they have provided them with their quarries. Earlier too our people used to go to the Commission with the same demand, but this time we have high hopes that the OBC status would be granted to the Jatt Community.

He said that it is a long-standing demand of the Community to include them in OBC so that they can be uplifted and give them a chance to live equally with other communities.

He said that the Govt. of India has special schemes and provisions for the downtrodden section of the society and Jatt Community well deserves to be in the category of OBC so that they get special preference in jobs and education of their children.

“The Jatt community people usually do labour work in different States as they have been deprived of policies and programmes launched by the Govt. of India for the welfare and upliftment of the neglected section of society. With the inclusion of Jatt Community in OBC, they will be able to get the same benefit and it would be important for their upliftment,” he said.

He said that “Majority of the Community people have settled in Kathua, Samba, Jammu, Rajouri, Poonch along the International Border and LoC and Udhampur districts due to which they are backward educationally,” said Manjit Singh.

He said that the Community was uprooted following wars and settled in above said areas. “After facing hardships in life, they are still not settled properly,” said Manjit Singh and urged all the political parties to support their cause to get OBC status for Jatt Community who have faced negligence for decades.

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