New Delhi, Feb 3, 2023: MP Rajya Sabha Er. Gulam Ali Khatana in a meeting with Union Minister for Home Affairs Sh. Amit Shah discussed various issues concerning Jammu and Kashmir including security situation, developmental scenario, eviction drive and providing jobs to the unemployed youth here late last evening.
MP Khatana apprised the Home Minister about the present situation due to rumours spread by the vested interests about the ongoing action against the influential encroachers in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the LG administration has in no uncertain terms has clarified that no action will be taken against the poor who have occupied small chunks of state land for housing or earning livelihood. But the influential amd politically backed landsharks won’t be spared. He stressed the need for countering the propaganda unleashed by the vested interests who have looted the state reesources for last seven decades.
MP Khatana told the Home Minister that Land to Tillers was also a scam which deprived the rightful land holders of the land without any compensation and was used only to garner votes. He said that neighbouring country is using all its might to disturb the peace in the region by inciting passions and over ground workers of the separatists are aiding their attempts.
MP Khatana while praising the security forces said that army and J&K Police are putting in their best efforts to thwart the evil designs of the enemy country and backbone of terrorism has been broken. He stressed the need for providing employment opportunities to the unemployed youth and a decisive action against the drug mafia in the union territory. He reiterated the need for putting gamma scanners at strategic locations to check arms and drug smuggling besides free movement of anti-social elements.
MP Khatana said that tourism especially pilgrim tourism is the main stay of the economy in J&K and hilly areas like Poonch, Rajouri, Doda, Ramban, Kishtwar, Budgam, Kupwara need special focus.