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Gujjar, Bakerwal Communities Hold Protests Sgainst JK Minister

Members of Gujjar and Bakerwal community led by Congress today staged a protest here against Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Forests Bali Bhagat.

Published: 14th June 2015 06:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2015 06:22 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

SRINAGAR: Members of Gujjar and Bakerwal community led by Congress today staged a protest here against Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Forests Bali Bhagat alleging that he was evicting people of the communities from forest lands.

"The minister's move to evacuate the innocent Gujjar and Bakerwal population from their homes, where they have been  living for the past more than 50 years, is a deep-rooted conspiracy to create communal tension," Shahnawaz Choudhary, general secretary, Pradesh Congress Committee, who led the protesters, told reporters.

He alleged the PDP-BJP coalition was anti-people and had no concrete policy for the welfare of the people of the state.



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