Jammu Kashmir Sikhs Demand: The Sikhs of Jammu and Kashmir witnessed mass exodus over the Central government’s decision to ignore the Sikh population and reserve seats in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly for Kashmiri Pandits and PoK refugees. warned to do.
Accusing the central government of discrimination, the Sikhs have said that they will migrate if two seats are not reserved for the Sikh minority in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly.
In a press conference, President of All J&K Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, Baldev Singh said that during the last 30 years of militancy, Sikhs have made sacrifices and despite difficulties did not choose the path of escape.
President of All J&K Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee said
Political tussle escalates
Political tussle has escalated in Jammu and Kashmir after the central government introduced four very important bills aimed at the Jammu and Kashmir reservation laws in the Lok Sabha and expansion and reorganization of representation in the assembly.
According to the newly proposed amendments, two seats are being reserved for Kashmiri Pandits, one for PoK refugees, apart from giving Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to Pahari-speaking population and upper caste Hindus.
These bills have been introduced in the Lok Sabha
The four bills introduced in the Lok Sabha include the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization (Amendment) Bill 2023, the Constitution (Jammu and Kashmir) Scheduled Tribes Order (Amendment) Bill 2023, the Constitution (Jammu and Kashmir) Scheduled Castes Order (Amendment) Bill 2023 and Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill 2023.
Amidst the uproar over the Manipur violence in the Lok Sabha, the concerned Union ministers presented them. The BJP-led government is claiming that the bill is a step to fulfill its commitment to the potential beneficiaries.
Opposition parties and tribal groups have raised apprehensions about them, where Gujjars and Bakkarwals have started a state-wide agitation against granting ST status to hill and upper caste Hindus. At the same time, political parties have termed reservation in the assembly as electoral manipulation.
Omar Abdullah said
National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah on Thursday (July 27) said that the BJP is afraid of defeat in Jammu and Kashmir and is now resorting to electoral manipulation through such reservations.
He said, “Seats were reserved for Kashmiri Pandits and others through nominations, but if it was needed, it should have been left to the elected government. BJP wants to ensure its victory by such manipulations, but people are now very sensible and understand the sinner.”
The importance of the Bills lies in the fact that they have been pushed a few months ahead of the crucial general elections, besides elections to the J&K panchayat and urban local bodies round the corner.