DP president Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday visited various areas of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district and said it was disconcerting to see forest dwellers being harassed and displaced across Jammu and Kashmir.
Mehbooba sought Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha’s intervention to ensure that this stops.
Later on Mehbooba drove to Kanidajan Charar-e-Sharief to address a gathering of those people, who were recently asked to evict the forest land.
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“Since our domicile law was scrapped, the government is bringing people from across the country but people from here (J&K) are being uprooted,” said Mehbooba who interacted with locals here in Central Kashmir’s Kanidjan area whose orchard’s has been dismantled by the local administration in a recent government drive to get them to vacate forest land.
“They have never opted for violence. They are pushed to the wall and are being forced to take harsh steps,” she added. “I am appealing to the governor led administration to not trouble them or you will face harsh consequences.”
She further said that, the ruling government is busy in harassing the people here in Jammu and Kashmir, and has failed to address the real issue from last 70 years.