EX-MLAS evicted from Sri­na­gar hos­tel to ac­com­mo­date Coun­sel­lors, Cor­po­ra­tors

NC, PDP, PDF slam govt for evic­tion

The Northlines - - FRONT PAGE - NL COR­RE­SPON­DENT SRI­NA­GAR, DEC 06

EX-MLAS in­clud­ing the MLAS of dis­solved assem­bly were on Thurs­day evicted from MLA Hos­tel Sri­na­gar on the direc­tions of Gov­er­nor Satya Pal Ma­lik and Chief Sec­re­tary BVR Subra­manyam. Top sources dis­closed that ExMLAS in­clud­ing MLAS of the dis­solved assem­bly were on Thurs­day evicted and the va­cated rooms were al­lot­ted to newly elected Coun­sel­lors and Cor­po­ra­tors.

Sec­re­tary Assem­bly when con­tacted con­firmed that the EX-MLAS have been evicted, say­ing that, "The EX-MLAS have been evicted and va­cated rooms have been al­lot­ted to newly Coun­sel­lors and Cor­po­ra­tors on the direc­tions of Gov­er­nor Satya Pal Ma­lik and Chief Sec­re­tary BVR Subra­manyam. How­ever 6-7 EX-MLAS were al­lowed to re­tain the ac­com­mo­da­tion on the ba­sis of se­cu­rity threats." Re­act­ing to the evic­tion of EX-MLAS, For­mer speaker assem­bly and se­nior Na­tional Con­fer­ence (NC) leader Mo­ham­mad Ak­bar Lone has con­demned the evic­tion of EX-MLAS and termed the ac­tion il­le­gal and un­law­ful, say­ing that, "MLA hos­tel is meant for the ac­com­mo­da­tion of MLAS but not the Coun­sel­lors and Cor­po­ra­tors."

Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) Chief Spokesman Rafi Ah­mad Mir when con­tacted told, "Evic­tion of EX-MLAS from the MLA Hos­tel is highly ob­jec­tion­able and against the norms and pro­ce­dures of the se­cu­rity cat­e­go­riza­tion. We will take up the mat­ter with the gov­ern­ment at the high­est level and en­sure that EX-MLAS who face a threat to their lives are brought back to their ac­com­mo­da­tions prior to evic­tion from the MLAS hos­tel. We are not against the ac­com­mo­da­tion to Coun­sel­lors and Cor­po­ra­tors but they can't be of­fered ac­com­mo­da­tion in MLA hos­tel which is meant for ac­com­mo­da­tion of MLAS only."

When con­tacted PDF chair­man and for­mer min­is­ter Hakim Mo­ham­mad Yasin told, "We agree that coun­selors and cor­po­ra­tors are to be pro­vided ac­com­mo­da­tion keep­ing in view the present hos­tile se­cu­rity at­mos­phere in Jammu and Kash­mir but they are not to be ac­com­mo­dated at MLA hos­tel which is meant for MLAS."

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