Kash­mir govt run from Nagpur hell-bent to re­duce Mus­lim ma­jor­ity: Mir­waiz

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

SRI­NA­GAR—Terming the pro­posed steps of the gov­ern­ment of the creation of Sainik Colonies in Kash­mir and also an anti-Kash­mir in­dus­trial pol­icy as a ploy to fa­cil­i­tate the en­try of non-state sub­jects in Jammu and Kash­mir and thus change the de­mo­graphic char­ac­ter as well as the dis­puted na­ture, the chair­man All Par­ties Hur­riyat Con­fer­ence Mir­waiz Dr. Molvi Muham­mad Umar Fa­rooq said that the real agenda of the gov­ern­ment which is be­ing run from Nagpur is to fa­cil­i­tate the en­try of non state sub­jects into Jammu and Kash­mir whether it is through the on­slaught of Sainik colony, set­tling of west Pak­istan refugees, giv­ing per­ma­nent homes to non state slum dwellers or through the in­dus­trial pol­icy.

This was stated by the Mir­waiz while ad­dress­ing a gath­er­ing protest­ing against the anti-Kash­mir poli­cies of the gov­ern­ment out­side the his­toric Jamia Masjid Sri­na­gar af­ter Fri­day prayers.

With re­gard to the new in­dus­trial pol­icy of the gov­ern­ment Mir­waiz called it both dis­hon­est and con­tro­ver­sial, with a pur­pose to sub­vert in­dus­trial growth and self re­liance of the val­ley en­trepreneurs and al­lot large chunks of land in Kash­mir to non state sub­jects on the pre­text of in­vest­ment.

Mir­waiz said that in the light of past ex­pe­ri­ence it ap­pears that the pur­pose of out­siders af­ter grab­bing the land is not the de­vel­op­ment of in­dus­try or em­ploy­ment to the lo­cal youth but their aim is to ben­e­fit from in­cen­tives in crores that they get from the state ex­che­quer (ac­tu­ally the money of the Kash­miri tax payer) af­ter get­ting the land.

Mir­waiz said that there are glar­ing ex­am­ples of such prac­tices es­pe­cially in Jammu and Kathua in­dus­trial units which were os­ten­si­bly set up with the pur­pose of in­creas­ing in­dus­trial pro­duc­tion and em­ploy­ment for youth in Jammu and Kash­mir, how­ever, that ended up ex­ist­ing in pa­per only while the land own­ers grabbed in­cen­tives worth crores on them.

He said ear­lier also in Kash­mir land was al­lot­ted to non state sub­jects at places Zainakote and Leth­pora for the es­tab­lish­ment of in­dus­trial units which never took off and these peo­ple have sub­let the al­lot­ted land to forces and are en­joy­ing rentals from them

Mir­waiz said that in­stead of ad­dress­ing the brazen in­equal­ity that ex­ists with re­gard to in­dus­trial pol­icy be­tween Jammu re­gion and Kash­mir re­gion where 95% of in­cen­tive goes to Jammu and only 5 % to Kash­mir di­vi­sion, mat­ters are be­ing de­lib­er­ately wors­ened for the Kash­mir en­trepreneurs by such sin­is­ter poli­cies.

He said four dif­fer­ent ver­sions in this re­gard have come from four mouth pieces of the coali­tion gov­ern­ment giv­ing rise to grave sus­pi­cion. Mir­waiz warned the gov­ern­ment that they were closely watch­ing the whole sit­u­a­tion and were well aware of the RSS agenda that the Govt was fol­low­ing in this re­gard.

Mir­waiz said a del­e­ga­tion of Kash­miri Pan­dits had come to meet me and the meet­ing was very pos­i­tive. Mir­waiz said that it has been agreed upon be­tween the re­sis­tance lead­er­ship (in­clud­ing my­self, Gee­lani Sahib and Yasin Ma­lik Sahib) that a group would be formed among these par­ties that will ini­ti­ate a process of di­a­logue and de­lib­er­a­tion with the Kash­miri Pan­dits across the board to un­der­stand their con­cerns and the help as well as the as­sur­ances they needed with re­gard to their re­turn to the val­ley. He said from our side we ask them to meet the Pan­dits liv­ing here and see for them­selves that they are most se­cure liv­ing side by side with other com­mu­ni­ties rather than in sep­a­rate colonies.

Mir­waiz also con­demned the re­stric­tions, house ar­rests and de­ten­tion of sev­eral re­sis­tance lead­ers and ac­tivists and de­scribed it as frus­tra­tion of the gov­ern­ment. Mir­waiz also de­manded a fair probe in the killing of the Bem­ina youth Tan­veer Sul­tan.

An­nounc­ing the Waiz-o-Tableeg pro­gramme sched­ule of the Mir­waiz for the 2nd part (10 days of Mag­fi­tar) of the on­go­ing holy month of Ra­madan, the Mir­waiz said on Satur­day, 12th Ra­madan be­fore Asr prayers a pro­gramme would be held at Masjid Sha­reef Nar­wara; on Sun­day, 13th Ra­madan, an­other pro­gramme would be held at Masjid Qadeem Lal Bazar from 4 pm; on Tues­day, 15th Ra­madan, yet an­other pro­gramme would be held at Bazar Masjid, Bohri Kadal from 2 pm, 16 Ra­madan Wed­nes­day be­fore Ni­maz Asr at Gou­sia Hawal, 17 Ra­mazan Thurs­day from 2pm at Aali Masjid Sri­na­gar while on Fri­day, 18th Ra­madan, Waiz-o-Tableeg, would be held at his­toric Jamia Masjid, Sri­na­gar.—Email

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