STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Former Chairman, Board for Development of Pahari Speaking People (BDPSP), Kuldeep Raj Gupta met Lieutenant Governor of J&K Union Territory (UT), Girish Chandra Murmu and discussed various related to Pahari Speaking People. Briefing media persons here, Gupta reiterated his stand that Paharis are an intelligent and patriotic community that has always contributed towards safety of the boundaries of Nation besides keeping peace within the society. Gupta said that under the leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and other top BJP leadership, the issues concerning Pahari community have been taken on front foot but still there are some lacunae in implementation of the facilities promised to the community at various levels. Gupta said that as a representative of the community, he apprised the LG of exact number of Paharis in various areas, their issues and also handed over a book to LG giving further details. Gupta said that 3 per cent quota was sanctioned by the Centre Government for Pahari Speaking People but till date same is not applicable in J&K and demanded release of a notification in this regard at the earliest. He also raised the demand for granting ST status to Pahari community.
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