Is govt Harassing Gujjar, Bakerwal communities in Kashmir?

Gujjar Bakerwal tribe homes demolished

“The demolition drive against Gujjars and Bakerwal’s in Jammu is a reflection of sustained targeting of minorities under this dispensation” Former Minister and senior vice president Peoples Conference Abdul Gani Vakil Wednesday lambasted the LG administration for targeting sub-minorities in Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Vakil … Read more

‘Where is the Justice’: Gujjar Bakerwal tribes fear losing livelihood

Administration demolishing decades-old homes of Gujjar and Bakarwals “I was breastfeeding my baby when suddenly the administration and police arrived in hundreds of vehicles and started breaking into our house with sticks and shovels. The children were scared. We women were all crying said haseena Farooq, a resident of Pahalgam, whose family had been living … Read more

A look into the lives of Gujjar tribe arrived in the meadows of Kashmir

Kashmir Nomads Gujjar and Bakkerwals

Every year in April-May, more than two lakh people from the nomadic Gujjar tribe and Bakarwal tribes arrive in the meadows of Kashmir and parts of Ladakh from Rajouri and Poonch districts and other areas of the Jammu region with their flocks of cattle and sheep. Tourists are unaware of such areas where these Gujjars … Read more