KL Report


The Gujjar and Bakkarwal community  Wednesday celebrated victory of nine community leaders who have been elected as Members of Legislative Assembly in election 2014.

A number of carnival was organised by the Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation – frontal organisation of Gujjars of state today at  different  places in Poonch , Rajouri and Jammu and expressed extreme happiness on performance of community  leaders in this election.

Dr. Javaid Rahi,   Secretary of the Foundation said that Gujjars  in J&K  form third largest chunk of population after Kashmiri and Dogra and  they are playing a  laudable  role in democratic process since 1947. In this election they have made a massive participation in democratic process.

He said  to motivate the Tribal and nomadic  voters to  participate in voting  with full enthusiasm and Zeal  the Foundation has organised a number of programmes at  different areas of the State  which received huge response and   results on the ground.

The speakers on the occasion congratulated all the 7 community MLAs from Jammu province and 2 from Kashmir Valley for their extra ordinary performance in the recent election.

He said this is for the first time that 5 out of 7 MLAs elected from Poonch and Rajouri districts  are from Tribal Gujjar ethnicity. They are Ch. Javaid Rana on National Conference ticket from Mehndhar, Akram Chowdhary  on Congress ticket from surankote Poonch, Chowdhary  Qammar Hussain on PDP ticket from Rajouri, Zulafkar Chowdhary on PDP ticket from Darhal and Abdul Ghani Kohli  on BJP ticket from  Kalakote constituencies.

The speakers also congratulated two sibling brothers and son of veteran  Gujjar leader late Haji Buland Khan , Aijaz Ahmed Khan and Mumtaz Ahmad Khan for their massive victory from Gool Arnas and Gulab Ghar constituencies on Congress tickets.

The speakers hailed the role of Mian family in politics as since the establishment of Constituted Assembly a member from this family represented Gujjars in the house. The Victory of Mian Altaf Ahmad  from Kangan for fifth  time is in itself  a history. They also praised the role of Gujjars in victory of Haq.

The speakers also  said that a number of Gujjar candidate are remained runner in the election and lost election with narrow margin.

The speakers said that Gujjars remained winner on 13 constituencies and having a  size able population  in  22 others. They are in good numbers in each constituencies of the State and hence can turn the table any time.


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