Democratic Azad Social gathering (DAP) chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad has sought intervention of Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah in opposition to the continuing land eviction drive in Jammu and Kashmir, the place aggrieved folks continued their protests at totally different locations on Thursday.
The Nationwide Convention and Aam Aadmi Social gathering (AAP) additionally demanded a direct finish to the drive, whereas J&Ok BJP requested the Lt Governor-led administration to limit the marketing campaign to politicians, law enforcement officials and bureaucrats who’ve “misused” their energy up to now to seize the land.
Azad referred to as upon Dwelling Minister Shah in New Delhi on Wednesday and apprised him about “critical unrest and uncertainty” prevailing among the many public at giant in Jammu and Kashmir because of the eviction drive launched by the administration to take away encroachments on state land together with Roshni and Kacharai, the DAP mentioned in a press release right here.
It mentioned the previous chief minister requested the Dwelling Minister that almost all of occupants who’re holding small lands and have constructed homes for the previous few a long time are migrants and are largely victims of militancy, in addition to victims of irregular conditions arising sometimes, being a border state.
“That is additionally a indisputable fact that the governments offered street connectivity, provide of water and electrical energy, colleges, anganwadi centres and different welfare schemes together with health-related amenities to those homes sometimes which implicitly signifies that successive state governments in a method have acknowledged these constructions,” the DAP mentioned.
It mentioned Azad requested the house minister that a minimum of poor folks having small holdings of land and homes must be spared from the eviction drive.
“The Dwelling Minister assured Azad that small land holders is not going to be harassed,” the assertion mentioned.
Whereas 1000’s of individuals together with girls and youngsters continued their protests in Kunjwani-Bhatindi space on the outskirts of Jammu metropolis for the fourth successive day in opposition to the eviction notices, members of Jammu Kashmir Kissan Tehreek led by senior CPI(M) chief M Y Tarigami staged a protest in Kathua district city in opposition to the eviction drive.
“The land in query is below the occupation of individuals for generations and there’s no justification within the eviction drive which is simply to harass the general public and deviate their consideration from the true points like statehood, elections, inflation and unemployment,” Tarigami alleged.
He mentioned the folks of Jammu and Kashmir want to come back collectively in opposition to the alleged anti-people insurance policies of the BJP-led authorities to safeguard the way forward for the approaching generations.
“They’ve taken away our constitutional rights, our statehood and at the moment are bent upon to remove our land. They’re polarizing the scenario to pitch folks of various areas and sub-regions in opposition to one another,” he mentioned, asking the folks to take a cue from the folks of Ladakh who’ve joined arms to press for statehood and constitutional safeguards for his or her land and jobs.
J&Ok BJP president Ravinder Raina, in the meantime, mentioned they welcome the land eviction drive in opposition to influential folks like politicians, bureaucrats and law enforcement officials who’ve misused their energy to seize the state land up to now.
Nonetheless, he mentioned the extraordinary individuals who don’t possess a lot land and are poor shouldn’t be made to undergo below the drive.
Raina alleged that land grabbers are frightening the folks to come back on the roads in opposition to the drive to avoid wasting their pores and skin.
Nationwide Convention provincial president Jammu Rattan Lal Gupta mentioned the anti-encroachment drive has led to chaotic conditions all throughout the area with folks getting frightened over the uncertainty about their future.
He made a fervent attraction to the Lt Governor to come back out with a people-friendly coverage to make sure that nobody must be rendered homeless or jobless resulting from any form of unfair motion.
Senior AAP chief and former minister Harsh Dev Singh regretted that the indigent farmers, labourers and different landless folks had been being dispossessed of their marginal land holdings regardless of the assurances of the Lt Governor, thereby creating large public uproar and resultant disenchantment with the current regime.
He claimed that whereas BJP leaders had been left untouched, the federal government had launched a full-scale eviction drive in opposition to the “poor and uninfluential”, creating large resentment amongst the frequent lots.
“Selective motion in opposition to the poor, indigent and homeless folks to the exclusion of the privileged class of saffron brigade was not solely reprehensible however amounted to a sin of the best order,” he mentioned.
He referred to as upon the Lt Governor to problem a written order to cease demolition proceedings in opposition to the poor and different homeless folks.
Stories of protests by folks had been additionally acquired from varied district headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir.