JAMMU: J&K Sikh United Front expressed gratitude to coalition government of National coneference and Congress for taking up their demand. The cabinet has approved the issue of resettlement of refugees of various categories and the issue had been a long pending appeal for which the community has struggled over for more than six decades and now as the demand has crossed the first significant step it is a matter of satisfaction while the community keenly awaits clearance of the package by the Central Government. The community while addressing a Press conference thanked and acknowledged the contribution of all organisations and persons in their struggle for the issue of resettlement of refugees tracing back to the time of ‘Jail Bharo Andolan’. The community leaders said that under the leadership of Mahant Manjit Singh Ji, Head Shiromani Dera Nangali Sahab, Poonch they raised two appeals- one has been met halfway while the second still remains unapproved i.e. reservation of the Sikh Community. They said that the community now keenly awaits the government action on reservation to the Sikh Community. In the month of August, it was clearly made known to the Government that if issues were not taken up, the community might consider boycotting the elections. Manjit Ji has once again made it evident that Sikhs of Jammu and Kashmir shall not commit their vote to any party without a clear progress on the issue of reservation.
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