Jammu & Kashmir

Mehbooba meets nomadic community members in Pahalgam, says ‘eviction of nomads part of last year’s decision’

Pahalgam: After eviction of “illegal and unauthorized occupants” at Pahalgam, the former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief, Mehbooba Mufti on Monday visited the higher reaches of Pahalgam where she met the families who were evicted.

Mehbooba visited Pahalgam’s higher reaches where she met the families whose residential places (Dhokas) were demolished by the JK administration. She said that the administration is pushing these nomads to the wall especially during the winter period.

Mehbooba warned authorities against such anti-people move, saying that consequences of such a move will be dangerous.

She further stated that these nomads who are being evicted from the area have been protecting the forests from decades now.

She alleged that already 24,000 Kanals of land has been provided to the industries, asking administration to come clear whom it is going to provide this land.

She said eviction of nomads is the part of last year’s decision, stating that such a move needs to be stopped forthwith.

Last year, on August 5, government of India abrogated the Article 370 and divided the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.


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