Jatt community delegation in conversation with Union Minister Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan.
JAMMU, October 13th: A delegation from J&K Jatt Sabha today welcomed the Minister of State of the Union for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Farming, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, visited.
The delegation was led by former Minister and President J&K Sabha Manjit Singh. Jatt Sabha’s delegation consisted of Senior Vice President and DDC member Taranjeet Singh Tony, Vice President and Ex-MLC Vikram Randhawa, former MLC and General Secretary, Surinder Choudhary, President Jammu District Urban and Corporator, Dwaraka Choudhary and District President Rural, Manjit Singh Jatt, youth leader, and Mandeep Choudhary.
During their meeting with the minister, the delegation from the Jatt community advised him on their request to grant OBC status to the socially, educational, economically and politically backward Jatt community.
“There is a need to take steps to upgrade them as they have been neglected in terms of employment at J&K,” said the delegation.
Manjit Singh, the president of J&K Jatt Sabha, informed the minister about the state of the Jatt community in Jammu and Kashmir, as it lives in a very deplorable condition as there are no political reservations in the Union territory.
“The Jatt community has a long pending request for OBC status that should be accepted for its elevation. These people had to leave their homeland in 1947, 1965 and 1971 and settle in the border belt of the Jammu plains, ”Manjit Singh told the Union minister.
He said the Indian government should organize a special recruiting campaign for the youth of the Jatt community in the border belt in paramilitary forces and the Indian army.
He also called for the construction of bunkers in abandoned villages to be completed at the earliest. He also called for a veterinary hospital for the border villages and called for benefits of the animal husbandry programs such as dairy products etc. for the border village residents, especially the Jatt community.
After a patient hearing, the Union minister assured the Jatt Sabha delegation that he would examine their demands.
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