SRINAGAR: A delegation of Bakerwal community led by Er. Abdul Gani Kohli, former Minister, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Kohli apprised Governor about many hardships being faced by the Bakerwal community particularly those belonging to Kalakote in Rajouri district as they are not being allowed to move to upper reaches of Dachigam along with their flocks of sheep and goats as part of their seasonal migration. He requested that other traditional routes which have been closed for some reasons be opened for allowing their seasonal migration or some alternatives be provided.
Besides bringing into Governor’s notice many issues relating to upliftment of the Scheduled Tribe population, Sh. Kohli also requested him for considering political reservations and reservation in promotion to the Scheduled Tribe population of the State.