Tarigami demands tribal status for Chopan community

Jammu, Publish Date: Feb 15 2018 12:59AM | Updated Date: Feb 15 2018 12:59AM
Tarigami demands tribal status for Chopan community

CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami Wednesday advocated for granting tribal status to Chopan (Shepherd) community.

A deputation of J&K Chopan Welfare Association led by Haji Abdul Aziz Chopan met Tarigami at his residence in Jammu today and apprised him the hardships being faced by the community. Tarigami said that a resolution to grant Tribal Status to Chopan community was passed in the state Legislative Assembly in 2010, but the Centre has not taken any cognizance of that resolution so far.

Granting Tribal Status to Chopan Community is a long pending genuine demand which needs a sympathetic consideration. “The same community in Jammu and Ladakh divisions has already been granted this status and there should be no discrimination as far as the status community living in Kashmir is taken into consideration,” he said.

The CPI (M) leader suggested that state government should pursue the case vigorously and persuade the Union Government to grant tribal status to Chopan Community.


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