May 2016 News

Conspiracies Pushing JK Towards Another 2008: KEA

17 May 2016
Kashmir Reader

Srinagar: An amalgam of trade bodies, Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA), on Tuesday warned the 'conspiracies being hatched to allot land to outsiders' were pushing the state towards 'another 2008 Amarnath land row'. KEA chairman Mohammed Yasin Khan said a series of developments such as setting up of Sainik Colony, township for migrant Pandits, New Industrial Policy and allotment of land to non-locals is a 'conspiracy to convert Kashmir into Gaza where the Muslims will finally have to live in ghettos to be ruled by RSS Bhakts'. 'Some forces within the government were hell bent on creating an atmosphere of unrest while the timings of such conspiracies seem to be a part of a sinister design,' said Khan. 'On the one hand the state government spokesman (Naeem Akthar) has been telling lies after lies to keep his RSS masters happy, whereas the reality is that each and every statement of his with reference to allotment of land to outsiders is proving an absolute lie,' Khan said. He said each and every 'unusual development' taking place in the PDP-BJP alliance since last year suggests that the basic motive of every government order is to systematically erode Article 370 and to allot the land to outsiders. He said the government has started construction of shelters for non-state subjects in the state. 'In the garb of shelter for downtrodden from outside state, the government wants to permanently settle non-state subjects and this is something which we will never tolerate and each and every Kashmiri will fight it tooth and nail,' he added. He pointed out that all these developments were happening close to June, which has witnessed several agitations in past such as 2008 unrest over allotment of 800 kanal forest land to Amarnath Shrine Board. 'If the state government is serious towards creation of peaceful atmosphere it must instantly shelve all such designs and make its position clear before the people,' Khan said. He asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to 'understand that such plans, which seem to be the brainchild of RSS headquarters at Nagpur, being implemented through PDP, would only create chaos and unrest, which is against the interests of the subcontinent.' 'At a time when the subcontinent, particularly this conflict zone, struggles for peace and prosperity, the designs to deprive Kashmiris of their land will only fester crises,' Khan said adding Modi and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti must look at the pros and cons of such deals in the broader perspective where peace is being taken hostage. Khan also appealed to the resistance leadership to avoid any chaotic situation and act peacefully in a united manner so that the situation does not go out of the hand or leads to loss of lives. 'The corporate Kashmir is for peace, prosperity and communal brotherhood in all the three regions of the state. We don't want anything which spoils the atmosphere and drags the state towards another Amarnath like agitation,' he added.