No tribal should be harassed: Jammu & Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti to officials

By: PTI | Jammu |
Published: February 14, 2018 9:54 pm

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti (Express photo by Renuka Puri)

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday asked officials to ensure no member of tribal communities is harassed during anti-encroachment drives. “No member of tribal communities should be harassed,” she said chairing a review meeting of tribal affairs department. Policy for tribals will be released soon, Mehbooba said.

Some members of Gujjar and Bakerwal tribes were angry over alleged step-motherly treatment being meted out by various government agencies during anti-encroachment drive at Jammu. She stressed on preserving the tribal culture of the state. Jammu and Kashmir has been a rich repository of diverse cultures and their (tribals) protection should be taken as a…

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