Asks People Not To Panic As Govt Is Committed To Protect Rights Of Poor
By Majid Nabi
Srinagar- Apni Party President, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Monday assured people that his party will not allow an inch of land to be given to ‘outsiders’ in Jammu and Kashmir and that the political leadership will ‘strive’ for the rights of the poor.
Bukhari, who served as a minister in PDP-BJP led coalition government from 2015 to 2018, appealed to the Lieutenant Governor, to initiate action against those having encroached huge tracts of land in the UT and ‘exempt’ poor on humanitarian grounds.
The former minister also alleged that people sitting at the helm of affairs try to become more loyal than the king, thus leaving no moment spared to ‘harass’ people on one or the other pretext.
“We will strive for the rights of the poor and will not allow an inch of land to be given to outsiders in J&K. We will not tolerate harassment policy and that political leadership won’t hesitate to expose those bureaucrats, who inflict miseries upon common masses. I request them to stop doing so,” Bukhari said addressing a presser at party headquarters here, adding not everyone, but few officers try to become more loyal than the king.
He said such orders have been issued in the past and will be issued in future as well, however the recent one has panicked the people a lot.
Bukhari also assured people that their rights will not be jeopardized, as the LG is on record to say that action will be taken against influential people having encroached upon the state land by violating laws and misusing their official positions, while poor and common masses will be spared.
“You have no rights to harass a common man, whatever you (bureaucrats) do is a part of appeasement policy and I request you not to harass people. We won’t hesitate to name those officers and see whether action will be taken against them as the political system has not completely ended yet,” Bukhari added.
He also claimed that the LG during the Administrative Council meeting held a day earlier discussed some of the suggestions put forth by the Apni Party on agrarian reforms. Bukhari said besides LG, the Home Minister of India also assured him that the new policy will not affect poor people at all.
“LP6 khatima-i-chakdari is under the possession of common people after the same was taken back from chakdar’s. It is still registered as state land in revenue records. I appeal to the government to look into the matter and deliver justice to the tenants,” said Bukhari.
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