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PTI: Interim order brings hope for Gujjars on Eid

[India News]: Dehra Dun, Jan 21 : The festival of Eid-ul-Zuha brought a ray of hope for the Gujjar community as an interim order cancelling their eviction from the Rajaji Park was issued by the Central government.

“Eid has brought a new ray of hope for us with this order,” Mushtok Lambardar, a Gujjar leader said.

Director General, Forests N K Joshi, has instructed the state governments not to “resort to the eviction” of tribal people and forest dwellers other than ineligible encroachers till a complete survey is done for the recognition of such people and their rights. [more]