SRINAGAR: Awami Itihad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate Engineer Rashid demanded an end to the “flow of suspicious non-state subjects into the Kashmir Valley.”
An AIP spokesman said that Rashid told public meetings at Malaknag in Anantnag, Kellam in, Devsar, and Hawal in Srinagar that non-state subjects “with suspicious credentials have started pouring into every nook and corner of the Valley frequently”.
“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 that it is “ironic, strange, and unacceptable” that police 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 before it is too late,” he said.
Rashid also accused police and security agencies of “backing” these “suspicious and unknown” families. “Government must intervene into the matter,” he said.