Says they come everywhere but one day may never leave
Srinagar 11 June: Terming huge number of non-state subjects entering Kashmir and occupying prestigious places everywhere, as alarming and a matter of great concern, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed has asked Govt. to deport these slum creators out of valley. While addressing a public gathering at Deedarpora Langate, Er. Rasheed said “Since last few years thousands of families who are neither professional labourers nor tourists do enter valley at the start of summer and occupy the pastures and other fields in city, towns and villages without any purpose or permission. They do erect fabricated huts overnight and nobody knows about their intentions. It is strange that while Kashmiris have to prove their identity ten times a day, even in their bed rooms, these uninvited suspicious folks are at liberty to occupy any place of their will and nobody could even dare to touch them. People have a right to know that with whose permission do they come here, what are their activities and why doesn’t state administration bothered to even keep record of their activities and other related bio-data. It is obvious that there seems to be some conspiracy behind the whole story as every year not only their number increases but they do come and settle in a more organised way everywhere. There is every apprehension that this all is being done as a part of a long term plan to settle them someday permanently in Kashmir and they may never return back in coming years”. Er. Rasheed asked Mehbooba Mufti Govt., to understand the sensitivity of the matter and sought immediate deportation of these mysterious people whose number has risen to more than two lac. during last few weeks. He warned Govt. of dire consequences if the issue is left unaddressed.