Reservation for Pahari community: Mir, Nizamuddin hail Govt’s decision
Srinagar, Jan 25: The J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G.A. Mir has welcomed the assent given to reservation amendment bill 2014 in favour of Pahari Speaking Community in the State and hailed this decision of Governor S P Malik. Commenting on the reservation bill in favour Pahari people, G.A. Mir said the assent given to reservation amendment bill would obviously empower the economically distressed people, who have remained backward economically and socially because of their remoteness. G.A. Mir described this decision as a step in right direction. Mir expressed gratitude to Governor Malik for giving assent to the bill saying that it will go a long way in strengthening the Pahari Community, Mir said. Meanwhile, senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and former Legislator Nizamuddin Bhat also hailed the decision of granting reservation to Pahari community of the state. In a statement issued here, Bhat said such a law was need of the hour and justice has been done to a large section of the society which has been facing deprivations because of their geographical locations and economic constraints. He said all such sections which have limited resources and opportunities and are social, educationally and economically lagging behind, the desired pace need a push for equitable growth and even prosperity. “Reservation law safeguards their interests and will go a long way in mitigating sufferings of the community,” he said. Bhat said the government should take similar steps with regard to other sections hitherto not covered under such law.