Jammu: In a significant decision, the Legislative Assembly Saturday passed a landmark Bill to extend reservation benefits to the Pahari Speaking people in the State.
The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill 2014 aimed at amending Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act-2004 was introduced in the House by the Minister for Social Welfare, Sajad Gani Lone.
Several legislators included Ravinder Raina, Jewan Lal, G M Saroori, Usman Abdul Majid, Mubarak Gul, Vikar Rasool Wani, R S Pathania, Shah Mohammad Tantray, Yawar Ahmad Mir, Altaf Ahmad Wani, Shakhti Raj Parihar, Mohammad Shafi Uri, Javaid Hassan Beigh and Satpaul Sharma supported the Bill.
However, they demanded that every area of Pahari Speaking People should be covered under the ambit of the Bill.
After thorough discussions, the House passed the Bills with voice vote.