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First time since India’s Independence, justice has been delivered to OBCs in J&K: LG Sinha

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Meets OBC delegation at Raj Bhawan

Srinagar: “For the first time since India’s Independence, justice has been delivered to OBCs in J&K, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said as he met a delegation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) at Raj Bhawan here, an official press release said.

“We are also planning to establish a Backward Welfare Department like other states in the country,” LG informed the members of the community, who expressed their profound gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for reservations in Panchayats and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of J&K, the press release said.

Sinha said the Act passed by the Parliament will be implemented in letter and spirit. Rules are being framed and will be published soon, he added.

The LG reiterated the commitment of the UT administration towards the empowerment of OBCs to realize the vision of ‘Viksit Jammu & Kashmir’.

“Today, the UT of Jammu & Kashmir is witnessing a transformative change in the society. It is a new beginning for the deprived sections of the society,” the LG said.

“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accelerated development, better infrastructure and facilities have boosted the local economy, and established peace and harmony in Jammu & Kashmir,” he added.

Mohammad Iqbal Ahanger, Chairman of Jammu & Kashmir Other Backward Classes (OBCs) Welfare Association, expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha for the socio-economic and socio-political upliftment of the OBC community. He said the last four years in the history of J&K have been truly “4 Saal Bemisaal”.

Mohammad Shafi Shama, President of J&K OBC Welfare Association, thanked the Government of India and UT administration for empowering the OBC community in J&K.

More than 150 representatives of the OBCs from different walks of life were present during the interaction.


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