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Centre may grant of ST status to Pahari people: JK govt

india Updated: Jun 15, 2012 16:47 IST

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Jammu and Kashmir government has said the Centre was actively considering the demand to grant Schedule Tribe status to Pahari speaking people in the state.

"The grant of ST status to Pahari speaking people of the state is under active consideration of the Centre," power minister Shabir Ahmad Khan said at a Pahari convention in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Thursday.

Khan said the state government has already submitted its recommendations to the Central Government in this regard.

He said the state government has taken several important measures for all-round development of Pahari speaking people.

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