Pahari community added to ST list of J&K

Jitendra Singh thanks Union Home Minister for conceding to long pending demand
New Delhi: National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has cleared the way for the inclusion of the “Pahari” community in the Scheduled Tribes list of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

“The commission has examined the proposal received from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.The commission supports the proposal on the basis of the recommendation of the Office of the Registrar General of India ” the NCST communicated. The recommendations for the inclusion had come from the commission  headed by Justice (Retd.) G.D. Sharma in Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh expressed gratitude to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah for granting ST status to Pahari community in Jammu and Kashmir.

Taking to Twitter, the minister, said that this could have been possible only in a government headed by PM Narendra Modi. “Thanks HM Sh @AmitShah ji for conceding the long pending demand of granting ST status to #Pahari community. This could have been possible only in a government headed by PM Sh @narendramodi ji which has the courage and conviction to transform #JammuAndKashmir,” he tweeted.


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