Allotment of land to army

Locals being deprived of land on Palestine pattern: JEI

Srinagar: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir on Friday termed the allotment of 1600 kanals of land to the army at Gogoland Humhama a deep conspiracy to deprive land to the local population on the pattern of Palestine.
“It is a matter of great concern for the people. This is a vicious plan to deprive land to the locals on the pattern of Palestine. The silence of local government and administration is meaningful and points towards something fishy,” JEI spokesman said.
“This process has been going on from long time as army cantonments and camps have come up majority areas of the valley. With the result a big chunk of fertile land has been occupied by the army and other Indian agencies in league with local governments from time to time,” he added.
Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir appealed High Court Bar Association to take all possible effective measures to get the process stopped for safeguard of the interest of the common people. Further, ‘the real representatives of the people are also impressed upon to take immediate notice of the crucial matter and frame a joint strategy to frustrate such plans,’ statement added.