Tosmaidan: Protestors urge Govt not to extend lease

SRINAGAR:  Scores of people from Central Kashmir Monday staged a protest against the ‘planned extension’ in lease agreement to Tosmaidan and Drang meadows to Indian Army.

Reports said that scores of activists from J&K Right to Information Movement, Tosmaidan Bacahao Front and Rural Voice assembled in Press Enclave Srinagar and warned State Government of ugly consequences if Tosmaidan lease extension to Indian Army.

The protestors pressed upon the government  not to extend lease agreement which is expiring on April 16 next year. They said that any sort of extension would spark widespread protests in Valley while the Government would be responsible of whatever the repercussions may be.

“Tosmaidan firing range is the biggest tragedy in ongoing democracy, wherein more than 63 people have been killed since its agreement and hundreds are permanently disabled,” the protestors said and urged upon the Government not to extend the ‘planned lease’ to the Army. 

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