Jammu , September 22 : A representative organization of 38 lakh backward area people of the state namely J&K RBA Forum (JKRF) has been constituted and after consultation with 500 members of 22 districts of the state, Zakir Malik Bhallesi of Doda has been unanimously elected as President of the Forum.
With an aim to press for the development of the backward areas so that to remove the backwardness of 2180 villages of the state, the biggest ever pressure –J&K RBA Forum has prepared line of action to come out from the backwardness. After taking over as President, Zakir Malik Bhallesi has said that if government will fix a time frame to remove backwardness of the villages, they are ready to surrender this category. “Let government make efforts to develop us educationally, socially and economically, we will not demand any reservation but till we have are backward, we must be given full reservation of 32% as proportionate to the population”, he added.
Meanwhile Forum has also elected as office bearer in which Prof. (Dr) Ashiq Hussain of GDC Bhalderwah elected as Senior Vice President, Ayaz Mughal of Poonch as General Secretary, Shahid Andrabi of Kupwara as Vice President Kashmir , Dr. Kehar Singh of Kathua as Vice President Jammu, Advocate Syed Muzafer Geelani of Anantnag as Legal Adviser, Sadakat Malik of Jammu as Chief Spokesman, Tanha Khalid Jahangeer of Doda as Spokesman, Firdous Khanday of Bhallesa as Chief Advisor, Dr Sheeraz Bukhari of Rajouri as Advisor, Maneer Khan of Baramulla as Special Secretary, Dr Refaz Ahmad Dar of Anantnag as Secretary, Prof Satish Thakur of Kishtwar as Joint Secretary, Aftab Manhas of Poonch as Chief Coordinator, Jamsheed Malik of Rajouri as Coordinator, Dr Zahoor Wani of Kishtwar as Chief Organiser, Chander Rathore of Kishtwar as Organiser.
The Forum has also constituted regional bodies with coordinators to head each in Kashmir and Jammu region. Syed Tanveer Ah Bukhari of Baramulla has been elected as Regional Coordinator Kashmir with Ershad Moon of Baramullah as Regional Secretary, Gazi Parvaiz Uddin as Regional Organiser and Syed Rameez Andrabi of Kulgam as Regional Publicity Secretary.
For Jammu region, Sajad Malik of Doda has been elected as Regional Coordinator , Mohammad Riaz Mughal of Rajouri as Regional Secretary and Rayaz Malik of Budhal as Regional Organiser. Regional bodies have been advised to frame 11 members task force at district and tehsil levels to expand the Forum.
The forum will have Executive members viz Haroon Raja of Doda, Farooq Ahmed of Bhallesa, Mukhtar Ahmed Anjum of Kotranka, Shahid Malik of Bhaderwah, Athar ur Rehman of Udhampur, Sameem Yasein of Pulwama, Jawaid Lone of Ramban, Waseem Qazi of Poonch, Amin Dar of Rajouri, Arif Rather of Bhallesa, Mohd Saleem Malik of Gandoh, Irshad Wani of Budgam, Nadeem Ahmed Butt of Thathri, Khawaja Touseef of Kishtwar , Alyas Charak of Chandimarh Poonch, Ajaz Dar of Thanamandi , Shakil Malik of Rajouri, Sajad Ahmad Margay of Doda, Shafkat Hussain of Gandoh, Tanveer Malik of Kishtwar , Masoom Ul Haq of Ramban and Naseer Ahmed of Bhallesa besides there are atleast 400 members from all parts of the state.
The Forum has set enhancement of reservation quota in RBA category from existing 20 to 32 % as there are 32 percent backward area people among the total population of J&K State. The Forum has decided to launch a massive campaign for this demand and has appealed all the people belonging to backward areas to support the organization in order to get justice.