Watal Association constitutes Thatri Unit ,Demands Scheduled Caste status

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All Jammu and Kashmir Watal Association, today held a meeting in the premises of Dak Bunglow ,Thatri under the chairmanship of its state President Ashaq Ali Watal to elect the office bearers for Thatri unit of the Association for the cause of the community.The body comprised of Shokat Hussain Watal as president, Mohd Amin Watal as vice-president and Sajad Ahmed Watal as Patron of the unit . Speaking on the occasion state President expressed hope that new members will work for the upliftment of the Watal Community and also demanded reservation under SC category for the Watal community.Highlighting what he termed “double standards of the all governments ”, Ashaq Ali Watal said Soon after the country got freedom Watal Community were deprived of the affirmative action in 1950. The Indian State extended the SC status to Sikh and Buddhist Dalits in 1956 and 1990 respectively. Yet, it continues to deny the same to Watals which is a clear violation of the Constitutional rights of millions of backward people and demanded immediate reservation for community .

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