Jammu, Apr 16 (PTI) Several delegations, including a 16-member team of the Youth All India Kashmir Samaj (YAIKS), today met Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra here and sought his intervention in fulfilling their various demands.

The YAIKS delegation requested the governor’s intervention in filling up 6,000 posts in government departments reserved for Kashmiri Pandits as per the Prime Minister’s Employment Package, an official spokesman said.

He said the delegation also sought reservation of two to four per cent in central government jobs and educational institutes for Kashmiri Pandits.

They also demanded creation of a separate district for them till their return to Kashmir Valley, grant of minority status, political reservation in the state assembly and Parliament, the spokesman said.

He said Vohra assured the delegation that their demands would be taken up with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

A delegation of persons with disabilities led by MLC G L Raina met Vohra at the Raj Bhavan and apprised him about the various difficulties being faced by them.

The delegation requested that an effective mechanism should be put in place for issuing disability certificates, reservation in jobs for disabled Kashmiri migrants and provision of disability-friendly infrastructure in all public places, transport and educational institutes, the spokesman said.

Vohra said he would apprise Jammu and Kashmir Social Welfare Minister Sajjad Gani Lone about the demands of the delegation, the spokesman said.

A delegation of International Human Rights Protection Council also met the governor and apprised him about the activities undertaken by the Council, which included projecting issues relating to the minorities and negating Pakistan’s propaganda to cause communal tension in the state, the spokesman said.

He said the delegation demanded a thorough probe against the individuals and organisations who are involved in anti-state propaganda .

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