Jammu outfits warn against demographic change through illegal settlement of tribals

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 8: Expressing serious concern over the purported instructions to the Government machinery  not to take action against illegal settlement of  land grabbers in the guise of tribal community, various organizations have termed  the development as Government sponsored move for demographic change of Jammu region.
In this connection, an emergency meeting of the Team Jammu was held here today under the chairmanship of its chief  Zorawar Singh Jamwal, who alleged that changing the demographic character of Jammu was an Islamo-fascist agenda. “The involvement of  Chief Minister in promoting this agenda clearly shows where her heart lies and this development also exposes ruling alliance partner BJP, which has surrendered for remaining in power,” he said.
Jamwal warned that entire populace of Jammu will rise to defeat the demographic invasion be it through the settlement of Bangladeshi-Rohingyas or land grabbers in guise of Gujjar-Bakerwals. He further said people of Jammu were now sure that the agenda of cultural nationalism which BJP claims to promote was actually an agenda of subversion to handover Jammu and Kashmir to Islamists. “The State Government is gradually building a communal cauldron and whatever happens in the future will squarely be its responsibility,” he warned and  also  called upon  volunteers of  Team Jammu to initiate  public campaign seeking commitment from the people not to sell their land to persons who will eventually change the demographic character of the area.
Public Opinion Forum (POF) in an urgent meeting held here today, also strongly opposed the Government decision of directing the official machinery not to act against ‘land grabbers’ and illegal occupants of public property in the garb of  tribal community.
“By directing the District Commissioners and other Revenue officials as also department heads of those enforcement agencies and organisations, the Chief Minister has virtually encouraged those land grabbers and illegal occupants of the Government property in the name of shelters to Tribal community,” said Parveen Sharma while chairing the meeting.
“In fact, the Government  has made an attempt to increase the influence of a particular community on the peace loving people in the Jammu Province thus triggering demographic change here,” he said and demanded immediate withdrawal of such  direction to the district heads.
The meeting was attended by Prof Varinder Gupta; Nathu Ram Gupta, Dr Gopal Parthasarthy; Col J P Singh; Rahul Sharma; Dhian Singh, Udhay Chand, Advocate, Parveen Choudhary, Ravi Kant, Sanjeev Sharma and others.
Shri Ram Sena State president Rajiv Mahajan, while addressing a press conference here today, criticized the Government move and termed the decision as a deliberate attempt for demographic change of Jammu.
“The development is an eye opener for all and it exposed  BJP’s double standard and surrender for power as the meeting where such an anti Jammu decision was taken,   was attended by BJP Minister Ajay Nanda,” he said and appealed Prime Minister  Narendra Modi  to seek resignation of Ajay Nanda for this blunder.
Rajiv Mahajan also appealed the Jammu Dogras to come under one platform against this decision and warned that if such developments are allowed to happen  there will be no space left for Dogras in Jammu, which was being surrounded  by a particular community.
Shri Amar Kshatriya Rajput Sabha has strongly condemned the purported directions of the Chief Minister to Deputy Commissioners with regard to no eviction of tribal people from encroached land and demanded imposition of Governor’s rule in the State to streamline the press mess in Jammu and Kashmir.