State land Row; Govt. Liable to heal wounds of common people; Omar Abdullah
Says people must be given chance to regularize land under some scheme
Srinagar, 06-Feb : National Conference vice-president and former Chief minister J&K, Omar Abdullah on Monday said that the government is liable to heal the wounds of common people instead of putting them in further hardships”. While urging to LG admin to give some chance to people to regularize the state land under some scheme.
While addressing a press conference in Srinagar, Omar Abdullah
Said that during the ongoing “state land row” proper procedure should be followed and people should be given time to present the documents and let the revenue team verify the same. If after proper verification land under anybody is found under illegitimate possession.
“Have government ever served notices to the occupants. Have they ever followed rule of law during the eviction process. Government should put reality before public in real sense,” Omar Abdullah questioned.
He said his sister approached the High Court with regard to the proposed demolition of the Gupkar house of Omar and was told by the government before the Court that the list making rounds in the media are “forged.”
“In our case, my sister produced the documents before the HC that states that the lease of Gupkar house is still active and has some years to expire. Likewise, people should be given time to present the documents and let the revenue team verify the same. If after proper verification land under anybody is found under illegitimate possession, then a bulldozer can be used for sure.”
Omar suggested that the Government must issue proper notices to those who, according to it, have grabbed State land and given them at least six weeks’ time to prove their claim on land under them and show the documents,” he said.
“Given the government response in the court, I urge the government to make the genuine list of people who have grabbed State land public,” he said.
He said in the case of demolition of Nedous, Officials accompanying bulldozer despite being given shown documents told my relatives that they had pressure from the top and have to do something to show their bosses.”
Omar said NC MPs will try to raise the issue in the Parliament if they are given time to speak.(CNS)