Stop flow of ‘suspicious’ non-state subjects in Valley, says MLA Rashid

SRINAGAR: Awami Itihad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate, Er Rashid on Sunday demanded end to “flow of suspicious non-state subjects into Kashmir Valley”.

According to a statement issued here, Rashid while addressing public meetings at Malaknag Anantnag, Kellam Devsar, and Hawal Srinagar, said the non-state subjects having suspicious credentials and whereabouts “have started pouring frequently in every nook and corner of the Valley”.

“From Qazigund to Karnah, thousands of non-state subject homeless families have occupied thousands of kanals of land and started constructing temporary huts. While Kashmiris are asked to prove their identity not only in other states but in their own hamlets, this uninvited army of beggars is at liberty to occupy any place,” he said.

He said it is “ironic, strange, and unacceptable” that police and security agencies don’t carry out verification of such families. “There is no record available with the state government about who they are and why they construct temporary huts here. There is every possibility that these include a large number of criminals, thieves, drug addicts, and other unhealthy elements,” he said.

Rashid also accused police and security agencies of “backing” these “suspicious and unknown” families. “Government must intervene into the matter,” he said.