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CVPA demanded for Pharari status

By Rinchen Angmo | Saturday, August 20, 2011

Chenab Valley People’s Association (CVPA) held its first general meeting in Jammu at University Campus Hundreds of enthusiastic activists of CVPA participated in the meeting.

 Fairoz Khan From district Ramban was unanimously elected the first president of Chenab Valley People’s Association. He took the pledge to serve the people of the Chenab valley i.e the people of districts Ramban, Doda & Kishtwar and also raise the voice for the people of the state against the injustice.
Fairoz khan  revealed that the main issues on which Chenab valley association will be working for the establishment of a university in the Chenab valley (Doda, Ramban or kisthwar), Jammu University Satellite campus in Ramban and B.Ed Colleges , a centre for preservation and promotion of cultural heritage and regional languages(, Bhaderwahi, Bhalesvi and Padri, Kishtwari ,Pogli, Siraji, Khashali, Paddri etc.) which are at the verge of extinction. The association demanded Chenab Valley Hill Development Council on the pattern of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) in Leh and Kargil.
Also CVPA demanded that Pharari status must be granted to the people of Chenab valley as we belong to the real pahari districts of Jammu and Kashmir and almost comprises of hilly areas . The Chenab valley people should be given first preference in all the Hydel projects of Chenab valley.
Fairoz Khan urged the government for establishing Phari Hostels for students of Chenab valley, on the pattern of Pharari and Ladkhi Students Hostels established for higher education.
On this occasion the state president Fairoz khan started the membership drive and said to the people of Chenab valley to fully participate in it. He further added that the demands of CVPA are the genuine demands and appeal to present government to fulfil their demand. People of this region have been deprived of justice for long, one day it has to be ended. When people start raising it is our time.

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