Socio-economic and Political Conditions of Gujjar and Bakerwals of Jammu and Kashmir

Riyaz Ahmad Bhat


Gujjar and Bakerwals of Jammu And Kashmir State are mostly dependent on rearing of sheep and goat. Gujjar and Bakerwal is the third largest ethnic group of the state. The culture of the community varies from other communities of the state. People belonged to Gujjar and Bakerwal community are untouched with the pleasure of outside world. The political socialization of Gujjar and bakerwals in the state is not good as compared to other communities. The scheduled tribe of Jammu and Kashmir records the population of 1, 493, 299, comprising 11.90% of the total population.

Keywords: Gujjar, Bakerwal, upliftment, Jammu and Kashmir

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