Soz invites Mirwaiz to agitate against land mafia

Soz invites Mirwaiz to agitate against land mafia

Srinagar: The former minister and Congress leader Prof Saifuddin Soz on Saturday invited Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to agitate against land mafia who have encroached the lakes like Khushalsar, Gilsar, Hokarsar, Nigeen, Anchar, Brar-e-Nambal and the world famous Dal Lake.
In a statement, Soz said: Taking a break from usual political expressions, Mirwaiz has rightly blamed both the government and the people of Kashmir for working against the nature, causing misery to the people by way of the floods that ravaged Kashmir in 2014.
“Mirwaiz has rightly lamented that the long hands in the society have indulged in encroachments of water bodies,” he said. “I imagine with myself that these are the issues that I had raised from time to time.”
Soz said: Mirwaiz has also made a pertinent point that the government and the Srinagar Municipal Corporation have remained silent spectators while so many illegal constructions were raised in Srinagar and elsewhere within the knowledge of Law Enforcing Machinery.
“Mirwaiz’s enquiry must be answered by Srinagar Municipal Corporation as to how a building, perhaps a hotel is coming up just on the bank of river Jhelum on the main road at Raj Bagh opposite to Late Mirza Afzal Beigh’s House,” the Congress leader said.