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Jammu and Kashmir Assembly passed amendment of Reservation Act 2004

Sep 1, 2014 18:44 IST

Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on 30 August 2014 amended Reservation Act 2004. The amendment bill provides five percent reservation in jobs to Pahari-speaking people of the state.

The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill 2014 was passed in the J & K Legislative Assembly house with a voice vote. The objective of the Bill is to provide reservation to the Pahari-speaking people of the Jammu and Kashmir state.

The Pahari-speaking people are economically, socially, and educationally backward and are not able to compete with the more advanced sections of the society in the J & K state.  The Bill was proposed by the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah about the reservation on 15 August 2014 providing job opportunities to the Pahari-speaking people of the J & K state.

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