Srinagar | Apr 02 : JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik Saturday said handing over five lakh kanals of land to army in Ladakh is yet another attempt to “strengthening military illegal occupation”.
“This will worsen the already fragile ecological balance in Jammu Kashmir,” Malik said while reacting to reports of handing over five Lakh Kanals of land to Indian army in Ladakh region.
Malik said that Jammu Kashmir is a forest land area where glaciers, water reservoirs, forests, pastures have been damaged by the presence of more than one million military troops. He said that that Jammu Kashmir is already a place where highest number of military and paramilitary forces is present. Malik said that this military might has been used to “suppress” the voices of freedom in Jammu Kashmir and during last more than two decades one Lakh humans in Jammu Kashmir have been massacred, more than ten thousands are missing in custody, tens of thousands unmarked graves and other gross human rights violations stand as a blot on its face. He said dumping more and more ammunition, explosives and arms and settling down more and more armies and troops at a land where glaciers, water reservoirs, rivers, forests, pastures and hills are in abundance and stable ecology of which is not only important for Jammu Kashmir but for the whole south Asia and world, is against the interests of humanity. He said that Jammu Kashmir cannot be overrun by such actions and international community and forums that work for the safeguard of forest lands, water reservoirs and environmental stability etc should take a serious note of this new military intrusion of India in Ladakh. (PTK)
2015 Kashmir Despatch