DKSC terms Center’s decision on new land law as bold initiative

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 29: Displaced Kashmiri Sikh Conference DKSC) president, Harmohinder Singh lauded the recent decision of Union Government (Reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir State), with regard to giving access to any one in the country to purchase land in Jammu and Kashmir for commercial and residential or any other purposes.
“This will definitely pave the way for overall development of two regions of JK UT. It will ensure growth in the field of industry, tourism, film industry, multiplexes, Amusement parks and other modes of recreation, winter sports activities etc,” he said.
While talking to media-persons here today Harmohinder Singh said that the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and 35A could not flourish due to the mis-governance both at the Center and State. The previous Governments always played Kashmir card terming it as a disputed territory for their vested interests and garnered a suitable vote bank on the cost of gullible masses of both divisions with impunity. They exploited the religion card also which create a wedge among various sections of society resulting a wave of so-called freedom armored struggle came into being in early days of 1989-90 which created mayhem and coercion amongst minorities viz Kashmiri Pandits, Sikhs and nationalistic people belonging to Muslim community forced displacement and migration of 3.50 lakhs people took place from vulnerable areas of entire state. The Jammu division also felt the brunt of migration form Chenab and Peer Panchal region.
Singh criticized the leaders who are hell bent upon to scuttle the new land law in JK UT by arousing the sentiments of gullible masses. People must understand those who raise such bogies cannot shut the eyes of people now anymore and cannot hoodwink them. He emphasized the need for awareness amongst the people that Indian Government wants to develop JKUT in tourism sector like Switzerland in Kashmir and Chenab valleys and Jammu the hub of information technology like Bengaluru .
Senior members Deedar Singh, Mangat Singh, Jaswant Singh, Angad Singh and others were also present.