NEW DELHI: Hitting back at Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for alleging that he was cooking up rumours regarding the controversy surrounding the Sainik Colonies, her predecessor Omar Abdullah on Monday revealed the copy of a document showing that land has been allotted by the state government in Jammu and Kashmir and dared her to counter his charges or file a case against him.
Taking to his Twitter account, Omar posted a picture from a document regarding allotment ‘of 350 kanals of land for Sainik Colony at Srinagar’ and said, “If you have the guts & truly believe this image is fake file a case against me in the nearest police station TODAY!!”
If you havent filed a case against me in the next 24 hours the people will know who is lying in his matter @mehbooba_mufti. Truth Prevails.
In another tweet Omar Abdullah wrote: @mehbooba_mufti you have accused me of rumour mongering and uploading fake images of government orders on SM (social media). I dare you to file a case today.
Earlier, Omar had said the glaring contradiction of the PDP-BJP Government in Jammu and Kashmir on the proposal, which is in violation of Article 370, had given rise to apprehensions about their underlying political motive.
“Considering their record of over the past one year, the people have serious apprehensions. It could be a ruse to settle non-state subjects in Kashmir and hence bypass Article 370,” he said while addressing his party workers in Baramulla district.
- In April 2015, the Rajya Sainik Board (RSB), headed by Governor N N Vohra, approved establishment of a Sainik Colony in Srinagar close to the old airport.In a note to the Home department, the RSB said 173 kanals (21.6 acres) of land had been identified for the Sainik Colony and approval had been sought from then chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
BJP MLA Questions Omars Property in Delhi
SRINAGAR: BJP MLA Ravinder Raina on Monday said that there was nothing wrong with allotting land to kin of ex-servicemen in Jammu and Kashmir.
National Conference and separatists are raking up Sainik Colony issue to befool people of Kashmir. If former chief minister Omar Abdullah can own properties in Delhi and other parts of India, why cannot the kin of the martyred army men live in Jammu and Kashmir, he told reporters in Jammu.
J&K is an integral part of India and every Indian has the birth right to come and stay in the state, he said.
The Sainik Colony housing project issue in the Valley has been in focus in the past.
BJP demands grant of plots to the families of army men who died fighting in Jammu and Kashmir, Raina said.
I will write to the Prime Minister and the Home Minister in this regard, he said.
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