’34 Lakh J&K Gujjars, Bakarwals in favour of Article 35-A’

Poonch—Shamsher Hakla Poonchi, a prominent Gujjar leader and intellectual of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday said 34 Lakh Gujjar Bakarwals of the state are in favour continuation of Article 35-A.

He said that that in the state of J&K excluding Ladakh region Gujjar Bakarwal can be found in all the districts while there are two sects of Gujjars in J&K viz. Gujjar and Bakarwal. Bakarwals are about 10 lakh in whole state and Gujjar are about 24 lakh.

Shamsher Hakla Poonchi said that 34 lakh Gujjars Bakarwals of J&K state are in favour of Article 35-A and demanded that it should remain and continue as it was.

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