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Don't link tribal issues with demography:

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

An organisation claiming to represent Gujjars in and today supported legal action against land grabbers but expressed concern over what it called attempts to mix tribal issues with the problem of land grabbing or demography.

If somebody is a land grabber, they should be taken to task but poor tribals should not be targeted. We, Gujjars, being resident of state owe all right to move in and settle in any part of the state lawfully, (TRCF) said in a statement here.

Reacting to the statement of various Jammu-based organizations over the reported remarks of that the tribal population should not be disturbed or dislocated till a tribal policy is adopted regarding their settlements, TRCF said some groups are trying to mix tribal issues with the problem of land grabbing or of demography.

It is unfortunate and ill-timed, it said. The TRCF, founded by noted Javaid Rahi, said the community was looking for help from all quarters on humanitarian grounds.

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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 21:25 IST