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Jammu Sikhs demand quota in SGPC- run institutions

india Updated: Jun 11, 2007 12:45 IST

A Sikh body in Jammu and Kashmir has demanded reservation to community's youths from the state in professional institutions run by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the highest body of the Sikhs, in Punjab.

The Jammu and Kashmir Gurdwara Parbandhak Board (SGPB) has also asked the SGPC to include it in the all India religious body of Sikhs.

The demands have been brought to the notice of SGPC president Jathedar Avtar Singh, state body president Tarlochan Singh Wazir said on Sunday.

"We have demanded that Sikh youth of Jammu and Kashmir be given reservation in the technical institutions run by SGPC in Punjab," Wazir said, adding "SGPC has also been urged to open its medical and engineering colleges in the state."

Wazir alleged that even after passing of six decades, the claims of displaced persons from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir have not been settled.

He demanded that four assembly seats be reserved for the Sikhs in the state.