JKPPM demands ST status for Paharis

Demanding ST status for Pahari community, J&K Pahari Peoples Movement threatened to launch a state-wide agitation.

Jammu: Demanding Scheduled Tribe status for the Pahari community, Jammu and Kashmir Pahari Peoples Movement on Sunday threatened to launch a state-wide agitation if the state government failed to meet its demand.
"We demand grant of ST status to the Pahari community, which is living in remote and mountainous belts of the state and is backward," JKPPM leader MA Sagar said.

He said the state government should understand seriousness of the issue must take a decision at the earliest.