GUJJARS HOLD PROTEST AGAINST J-K FOR­EST MIN­IS­TER

Millennium Post - - NATION -

JAMMU: A large num­ber of peo­ple be­long­ing to the Gu­j­jar com­mu­nity on Mon­day held protest out­side Jammu and Kash­mir For­est Min­is­ter Chaud­hary Lal Singh’s res­i­dence here against evic­tion of peo­ple, es­pe­cially mem­bers of their tribe, from for­est belts. Led by Naza­kat Khanna, peo­ple be­long­ing of the no­madic tribe led sheeps and goats in front of the min­is­ter’s house and blocked the road. The pro­test­ers de­manded that the gov­ern­ment al­low all peo­ple in for­est ar­eas and not evict Gujjars from for­est lands. Po­lice had to re­sort to mild ba­ton charge to dis­perse the pro­test­ers.

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