Srinagar, March 01, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the residents of Akhnoor held a forceful protest against establishment of firing range for Indian Army in the area. The protesters blocked the Jammu-Rajouri Highway for many hours. Villagers said that the proposed firing range would be a threat to the lives of thousands of people and their property.
The protesters lambasted the BJP ministers for allowing Indian Army to grab agricultural or non-agricultural land to be used by the Army for firing range. They termed it as a forced acquisition where the acquiring authority has made the intention to acquire agricultural land, regardless of how the person whose land is ought to be acquired is affected.
Pradesh Congress Committee senior vice-president Sham Lal, who led the protest, said on the occasion that this land acquisition was not at all ethical and was the result of a game plan of the BJP where not only BJP’s members of the so-called Kashmir Assembly but also the ministers were equally responsible in creating this do-or-die situation for the people of Akhnoor.
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