Altaf Bukhari condemns displacement of people in the name of anti-encroachment drive in J&K

Asks LG administration to leave this issue to be decided by an elected Govt

Asks LG administration to leave this issue to be decided by an elected Govt




  Issue white paper on development during present dispensation: Ch Zulfkar Ali


UDHAMPUR, FEBRUARY 07 (KNS) : Demanding holding of early assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari has strongly condemned anti-encroachment dive in Jammu and Kashmir which has forced people out from agricultural land, residential houses and shops.

“The people have become helpless due to the harsh rule of LG administration in which public concern is not given any heed. The anti-encroachment drive in Jammu and Kashmir has displaced poor families from the land where they had invested hard earned money. The poor people are dependent upon the land being retrieved by the administration across the J&K,” said Altaf Bukhari.

He condemned the showcasing of bulldozers as a symbol of power in J&K and said that “This issue should be left for the elected Govt to decide.”

Bukhari was addressing a public rally Panchayat Muttal in Udhampur district. The rally was organized by Sarpanch, Makhan Lal in which hundreds of men and women participated.    

“The Govt should end the anti-encroachment drives immediately which have affected the poor and marginalized section of society,” he said.

He said that “The Government is expected to work for the welfare of the people but not to create problems.”

Therefore, he demanded that the assembly elections must be held as soon as possible without further delay and restore the Statehood to J&K.

“The land which is being snatched from the people actually belongs to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. We will not allow outsiders to grab the land,” he said.

He said that “When Govt has promised that no poor will be harassed, why are the people continuously being uprooted from their property. What will the poor people and shopkeepers do when their property is snatched?”

Meanwhile, he referred to the under development in Udhampur and its remote villages and demanded that the developmental issues must be addressed by the Govt.

He appealed to the people of Udhampur to extend their support to the Apni Party candidates.

“Apni Party does not represent any region or religion but the party belongs to people of every region. Apni Party is your own political party and therefore, you must come forward and support the party.”

He said that “If Apni Party gets the opportunity to form the next Govt in J&K following assembly elections; we will work for the public welfare irrespective of region, religion or other differences.”

He said that “We will generate employment opportunities, promote unexplored tourism spots and develop underdeveloped areas with the participation of the people.”

He appreciated Sarpanch Makhan Lal, a leader of Apni Party, for working for the people in Udhampur.

Meanwhile, he referred to the promotion of tourism, employment and development in Udhampur so that positive developmental changes can be brought.

“We will give you a Govt which will be answerable to the people. We will share equally among the people referring to the development and other issues with both the regions,” he said.

He further said that the people of J&K equally demand restoration of Statehood, early elections, employment to the people, free of cost 500 units of electricity during summer season in Jammu, 300 units free electricity in Jammu during winters while Kashmir will get 500 units free electricity during winter season, and during summer, we will provide 300 units of electricity free of cost in the valley, under Ujjwala scheme we will provide 4 cooking gas cylinders per year, old age pension and widow pension will be enhanced up to 5000  per month, we will also give Rs 1 lakh for the marriage of the girls within 30 days of scheduled marriage ceremony.

Besides, the Apni Party Vice President, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali congratulated Sarpanch Makhan Lal who has got overwhelming support from the people in Udhampur.

“J&K was a Dogra State which has a border from Lakhanpur to Gilgit - Baltistan. Unfortunately, the state has been downgraded to the Union Territory from a historic state, unilaterally without the involvement of the people of the state,” said Zulfkar Ali.

He said that “Nine years have passed but no assembly elections for legislative assembly have been held in J&K. We have reached a point where we perhaps require standing against this.”

“No one has the right to rule indirectly. It is the right of the people of Jammu and Kashmir to elect their own representatives and rule J&K,” he said.

He further said that “The Govt must issue a white paper on how many new schools, colleges and other educational institutions they have opened, constructed roads and developed infrastructure from the day they started ruling J&K in the last nine years, all the tall claims proved to be hollow. 

Meanwhile, the Apni Party Provincial President, Jammu, S. Manjit Singh said that “Muttal area should be developed on the tourism map. Road connectivity and other related infrastructure should be developed for the upliftment of the living standard.”

Besides, Provincial Vice President, Jammu Ex-MLA Faqir Nath also spoke on the occasion and highlighted various issues with regard to the development, poor health and educational institutional facilities in the rural belt of Udhampur.

Prominent among those who spoke and attended the public meeting include Provincial Vice President, Ex-MLA Faqir Nath, District President Udhampur, Hans Raj Dogra, District President Kathua, Ex-MLA Prem Lal, Provincial Secretary, Dr Rohit Gupta, State Coordinator, SC Wing, Bodh Raj Bhagat, State President Apni Trade Union, Ajaz Kazmi, Vice President Youth Wing, Raqeeq Ahmed Khan, State General Secretary, Youth Wing, Abhay Bakaya, Provincial President Youth Wing, Vipul Bali, Provincial President Legal Cell, Vikram Rathore, Party Social Media Analyst Tariq Leo, District President Youth Wing, Ajeet Sharma, Provincial Vice President Youth Wing, Joginder Singh, District Vice President Youth, Abhinav Gupta, District Secretary, Ankush Dogra, Rajinder Singh Kaka, Kamla Devi, District General Secretary Udhampur, Satpal, District Coordinator, Bhupinder Singh, Vice President, Kewal Commando, Apni Trade Union leader Vijay Sharma, District President OBC, Dharem Paul Verma, retired EO Thaur Das, social worker, Hans Raj, social worker, Mast Ram, Dharam Pal, Jagdev Singh, Shiv Jamwal, Ajay Jamwal, Ajeet Singh, Kewal Singh, Boby, Ravi Kumar, Mast Ram and others.(KNS) 

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