October 19, 2021

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MHA report on J&K ‘concocted and fabricated,’ ground situation belies claims: Gupkar Alliance spokesperson

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MHA report on J&K ‘concocted and fabricated,’ ground situation belies claims: Gupkar Alliance spokesperson
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MHA report on J&K ‘concocted and fabricated,’ ground situation belies claims: Gupkar Alliance spokesperson
MHA report on J&K ‘concocted and fabricated,’ ground situation belies claims: Gupkar Alliance spokesperson

SRINAGAR: The Gupkar Alliance that has been fighting for the restoration of pre-August 5, 2019 special constitutional status of J&K, on Friday slammed the recently released report by the ministry of home affairs (MHA) on the region and called it “concocted and fabricated” as “the ground situation belies these claims.”
CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, who is also the spokesperson of the four-party alliance, in a statement issued on Friday rubbished the claims made by the Centre on the advantages of abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state.
Tarigami said that the claims made in the MHA report titled “The dream of one nation, one law, one symbol fulfilled: After effective removal of the provisions of Article 370, the picture has changed: a new start in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh” are far from the reality. “The reality is that there is a systematic disempowerment of the people of J&K that is continuing to happen, through bureaucratic rule,” he maintained.
The spokesperson pointed out that the projects mentioned in the government booklet were mostly approved by previous governments but are shown to have been the outcome of the abrogation of Article 370. “Reality is that Nashri Tunnel, Zojilla Tunnel, establishment of 50 degree colleges and various medical colleges are projects approved much before the abrogation of Article 370,” he contended. “The BJP government is boasting of implementation of various laws, like Land Reforms and RTI Act which is claimed to have been effective now. This is a blatant lie as the state of Jammu and Kashmir was a pioneer in implementing the revolutionary land reforms laws which no other state has done except Kerala to some extent.”
Tarigami alleged that unemployment has increased manifold compared to pre-August 2019 period. “The filling up of vacancies is a routine exercise which was being done earlier also and now attributing it to the post abrogation era is beyond our comprehension,” he added.
Tarigami maintained that the removal of special status and restrictions on land purchase by outsiders will not add an iota of employment while on the contrary, it will most likely cause a reduction in employment in the region as land passes into the hands of rich outsiders from Delhi or Mumbai. He recalled that unemployment rate is the highest in India in the last 45 year and in J&K it is worse than that.
“This government being the product of a Hindutva-corporate alliance, almost everything it does also caters to a pro-corporate agenda, apart from promoting Hindutva. Opening up the Kashmir valley to its corporate patrons, not so much for expanding the volume of productive economic activities but for land acquisition for real estate development or for sheer speculation on land price, is also an added incentive,” he said.
The Gupkar amalgam comprises three regional parties – National Conference, PDP and Awami National Conference – and CPI(M)

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