‘Giving land to Indian army in Ladakh aimed at strengthening military occupation’

SRINAGAR: Reacting to the reports of Jammu and Kashmir government’s handing over five lakh kanals land to Indian army in Ladakh, Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik, on Saturday termed it “another attempt to strengthen the illegal occupation by military might”

In a statement issued here, Malik said the move will worsen the already fragile ecological balance in the state. “Jammu and Kashmir is a forest land area where glaciers, water reservoirs, forests, and pastures have been damaged by the presence of more than one million military troops,” he said.

“Dumping more and more ammunition, explosives, and arms and settling further troops in this ecologically fragile land is against the interests of humanity,” he said.

Malik said J&K cannot be overrun by such actions and international community and forums working for the safeguard of forest lands, water reservoirs, and environmental stability, should take a serious note of this “new military intrusion of India in Ladakh”.

JKLF chief said Kashmiris oppose such “illegal military occupational attempts” and will strive against all these measures on all fronts.

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