Steps to sort out problems of Gujjars

Tribune News Service

Jammu, April 28

Chief Secretary Ashok Jaitly has called for greater interactions of the police with representatives of the nomadic Gujjar and Bakerwal communities so that the problems faced by them during migration to summer pastures along with the flocks are sorted out.

Addressing a high-level meeting here yesterday, the Chief Secretary directed the SPs and SHOs concerned to organise meetings with representatives of the community. The services of the Gujjar and Bakerwal Development Board would be sought to advise the nomads to keep identity cards with them during their journey for security checks if required at any point.

The Chief Secretary directed the officials concerned to maintain strict vigil at Udhampur and Ramban to check the smuggling of bovine animals effectively.

Referred by: Mukundan CM
Published on: April 30, 2001
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