Gujjars demand safe passage in curfewed Kashmir
Jammu, Oct 3: Gujjars in J&K on Sunday asked the authorities to provide “safe passage” to nomadic tribes, who have started migrating to plains, saying they were facing hardships due to the restrictions in Valley.
The nomadic Gujjars and Bakerwals tribes have started their seasonal migration to plains and warm areas from last week of August owing to fall in temperature and food deficit in hilly areas.
“We appeal to the law enforcement agencies for safe passage to Gujjars and Bakerwals along with their livestock in curfew Kashmir,” Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation, Secretary Javaid Rahi said adding the Foundation had submitted a memorandum to the Governor, N N Vohra and Chief Minister’s Office.
According to the memorandum, the nomadic tribes were forced to migrate to plains because of shortage of food in hilly areas.
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