Declare BGSBU as Tribal University: Gujjars
Filed Under: Media & Tech, World | Posted: 08/12/2012 at 4:14AM
Comments | Region: India
Jammu, August 12 (Scoop News) – Stressing upon the Jammu and Kashmir Government to declare Baba Ghulam Shah Badashah University (BGSBU) as ‘BGSB State Tribal University’ , the Gujjar Bakerwal Schedule tribe communities today demanded to develop this premier educational institution on modern lines by granting it more financial autonomy on the prototype of Indra Gandhi National Tribal University, Madhya Pradesh.
In this connection –the Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation – a frontal organisation of Gujjars of Jammu and Kashmir today wrote a letter to State Chief Minister , Omar Abdullah who is also the Chancellor of the BGSBU and urged upon to save this dream institution by granting it the tribal university status and reserve 50% jobs and seats (admissions) for Poonch -Rajouri people.
Giving details , Dr. Javaid Rahi, Secretary of Tribal foundation stated a seven point letter in shape of a memorandum signed by various dignitaries , was sent to State Chief Minister (Chancellor of BGSBU) and immediate intervention of the state authorities was sought on various demands as the BGSBU is derailing from its set path due to numerous reasons.
The letter reads that more that 60% population of twin border districts Poonch and Rajouri belongs to Schedule Tribe category and there are a number of schemes operational with government of
The letter further reads that other identities of Poonch Rajouri districts and other parts of the state can also take the benefits of all schemes if the
The letter said Poonch and Rajouri areas are very rich in respect of art, culture, language, customs and medicine systems and the University authorities are not paying heed towards preservation and promotion of local ethos including the development of Gojri and Pahari languages spoken in the areas.The letter pleaded to establish local languages department in the University.
The letter pleaded to reserve 50% of seats for the candidates of twin border districts to promote the avenues for higher education and research facilities for locals as it will defiantly trim down the feeling of discriminations among various groups of Poonch Rajouri.
The letter further pleaded to implement reservation fgor STs in recruitment and admissions in