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People's Conference leaders meet J-K Guv, seek assent to state reservation amendment bill

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

A two-member People's Conference delegation, led by its Lone, Sunday met here and sought his assent to the J-K Reservation Amendment Bill.

The bill was passed in the before the fall of the last year.

Lone along with his close associate met the at the Raj Bhavan and also discussed various development issues of their respective areas, an official said.

Discussing the issue of reservation to Paharis and economically weaker sections of society, the former ministers sought the governor's assent to the J&K Reservation Amendment Bill, he said.

The bill was passed by the during their ministership, the said.

The legislative assembly passed the landmark bill in February last year to extend three per cent reservation benefits to the Pahari speaking people in the state.

The delegation also stated their demands for sanctioning a water supply scheme for Parihaspora, expanding the Imambara, Zaidibal and compensation to victims of Handwara fire incident, the said.

He added that they also sought early redressal of issues related of a fruit mandi association in Sopore.

The urged Lone and Ansari to continue their endeavours for promoting public welfare and development works in their respective areas.

The spokesman said a delegation of the Sub Division, led by Autonomous Hill Development Council, Kargil, also met Malik.

They requested him to grant adequate funds for arrangements for the forthcoming International Conference at the Karsha Monastery in

The conference would be organised, for the first time in division of the state's region, to revive and preserve the Nalanda tradition of Buddhist philosophy.

The delegation extended an invitation to the governor for the annual Monastic festival ---- Karshagustar -- to be held in July, the spokesman said.

He said the delegation also put forth demands related to speedy construction of the Nimmo-Padum-Darcha road, de-limitation of the Zanskar assembly constituency, granting of district status to Zanskar Valley, upgradation of post of and creation of a separate for execution of work on NH-301 Kargil-

They also sought helicopter service for of patients, sanctioning of a no-frill airport at Padam in Zanskar, filling-up of vacant posts of sub divisional officers, posting of specialist doctors at the

The delegation also asked the governor for inclusion of the Boti language in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution and creation of posts of Boti teachers for schools in the region, the spokesman said.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 19:05 IST