Poonch, 20 November 2022: Shamsher Hakla Poonchi a prominent Gujjar leader and intellectual of J&K, said in his press note that the Gujjars Bakarwals of J&K are divided into three tribes settled, Half Settled, and Unsettled Nomadic. The needs and the problems, the language and culture of the Gujjar Bakarwal tribe are quite different from other communities of J&K, that is why this tribe has its own peculiar position and it has its own identity customs, and unique way of life.
Hakla said that the Half settled and unsettled Nomadic tribes of Gujjar and Bakarwals people along with their belongings, families, and cattle’s goes to the heights of hills and mountains (Dhoks) of J&K as there they can have sufficient grazing fields for their cattles/animals. There they live for about six months of the summer season, every year.
Hakla said that the people of half settled and unsettled Nomadic tribes of Gujjar Bakarwals are educationally, economically, socially, and politically backward.
Shamsher Hakla Poonchi Prominent Gujjar Leader and intellectual of J&K demanded to the Govt. of India to sanction the special economic package and make a Policy for the Permanent Settlement and upliftment, welfare of unsettled Nomadic people of Gujjar Bakarwal tribe of J&K who have been living unsettled Nomadic life from past to till date.