Gujjars Seek Support To Include Gojri in Indian Constitution

KL Desk

Jammu

Welcoming the state government’s initiative recommending Gojri language for inclusion in Indian constitution, the Scheduled Tribe Gujjars of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday sought support of all political parties, media groups, influential dignitaries and community living across country to pave a way for constitutional amendment to include Gojri language in the list of protected languages.

The issue was discussed in meeting organized by the Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation.

Dr Javid Rahi, speaking on the occasion

Dr. Javaid Rahi , Secretary , Tribal Foundation while Speaking on the occasion said “We consider this recommendation  as a significant step towards preservation and promotion of Gojri language and Gujjar culture which has a 5000-year-old history at his back,”.

He said , “On behalf of Gujjar tribe we  express heartiest thanks to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for writing a favourable recommendation to Home Minister of India  pleaded inclusion of Gojri in the list of official languages of India on the bases of its importance and  merit,” and added that we also express gratitude to all Gujjar leader Mian altaf Ahmed forest minister , Ch Taj Mohi –ud-Din PHE minister , Ch Aijaz Ahmed Khan MOS Hajj and Auqaf  and  specially Ch. Bashir Naaz , VC Gujjar Board  who  projected this demand  before UPA Chairperson Smt Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh.”

The speaker also praised Sh N N Vohra , J&K for his rule in over all empowerment of Gujjar and Bakerawal community in the state and expressed gratitude to him for his able guidance.

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