Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Wednesday said that Jammu and Kashmir (Adaptation of central Laws), Third Order, 2020 is a “step further to alienate people and curb their constitutional rights.”
The Party’s Members of Parliament Muhammad Akbar Lone and Hasnain Masoodi said the incumbent ruling dispensation has defaulted on the assurances of ‘kashmiriyat, Jamhooriyat, and Insaniyat’ and the new notification is a case in point. The Members of Parliament said that people of Jammu and Kashmir are feeling alienated from rest of the country and harboring the notion that nobody understands their sentiments saying the new land notification will only lead to total bewilderment of a whole set of populace which is not good for the greater interests of the country in general and Jammu and Kashmir in particular.
They said that the new notification abates the rights of the people of J&K and places them at a lower pedestal than other country men.
“A mere written request of an Army officer not below the rank of Corp Commander is required to declare an area “strategic” within a local area. Can we have such a measure in place for other civilian areas in the country or for that matter in states situated alongside the international border? Why the people of J&K are only being singled out and treated as dump-driven cattle. Are the people of J&K any less Human? On one hand it is being said that the measures taken on 5th of august last year by the GOI were to bring J&k at par with other constituent units of the country, but in reality J&k is being converted into a garrison,” he said.
The new land notification they added people fear will bring demographic change and alter the character of Jammu and Kashmir.