Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said on Friday that New Delhi was employing such tactics as NEET, Sainik Colony and New Industrial Policy to grab lands of Kashmiris.
Addressing people at Srinagar historic Jamia Masjid, Mirwaiz said that 300 kanals of land have been provided to non-state subjects and 90 kanals of land had been allotted to an Indian corporation.
“Thousands of acres of land is already under the illegal occupation of the Indian Army and now more land is being provided to the non-state subject industrialists on the pretext of setting up industries here,” he said.
He urged Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) and other business organizations to create awareness about these issues among the public and said with the support of the people the amalgam will oppose tooth and nail any such move by the government.
He appealed people to be cautious about the vicious plans of the state government and New Delhi and said the “so-called” Jammu and Kashmir Assembly has been used by the “so-called” peoples’ representatives to implement all such laws and policies which were totally against the interests of the people.
“Since 1947, the governments have been implementing policies, which were aimed to disempower Kashmiris,” he said.
Apparently referring to the PDP, he said, those who were terming the BJP as an enemy had now joined hands with them and are implementing Saffron agenda here.
He said that the number of educated unemployed youth was one-and-a-half lakhs in 2007, which increased to 7 lakh in 2014.
“The J&K Bank instead of providing loans worth billions to the non-locals should provide adequate loans to the unemployed youth of the state on easy installments so as to enable them to set-up their own industries and business units which could increase the employment chances in Kashmir and become an effective means to minimize unemployment from the state,” he added.
He also urged local businessmen and industrialists who have been provided with the facilities of land in various industrial estates to utilize it fully in order to increase industrial production and employment opportunities for Kashmiris.