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The ongoing agitation in Kashmir (amply supported by secular parties) against allotment of 0.4 square kilometer of forest land to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) is shocking! The land was allotted for building temporary colony for Amarnath pilgrims. As usual, the secular parties like CPM is giving full support to PDP and separatist groups.
Senior Congress leader and former minister Ghulam Rasool Kar, while describing the land transfer a ploy to turn Muslims into a minority in Kashmir, said,
"If the decision isn't revoked, mass agitation will break out in the Valley."
CPM leadership also chipped into the secular chorus. State secretary of CPM M Y Tarigami in a statement said .
"Government is adopting tactics of dilly dallying over the land transfer issue. We ask the government to immediately rescind the order and ensure the smooth conduct of the yatra so that communal forces do not take undue advantage of the situation and mislead people",
To put things in proper perspective, the actual land transferred(actually sold) to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board is approx. 0.4 sq km. The land area of J&K is 2,22,236 sq km.
As expected Congress government has decided to take back the land sold to SASB! Again proving the theory that "only crying babies get milk"
This is not the first time such an incident is happening. A similar incident happened in kerala few years back. The Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala which draws millions of pilgrims and contributes several crores via sales and other indirect taxes every year has always been given a step motherly treatment by the successive Governments in Kerala. Few years back, the Devaswom Board, apex body in charge of the Hindu temples in Kerala was made to pay Rs. 6.5 crores as compensation for getting 110 hectares of forest land to provide amenities to pilgrims. Even then the land transfer ran into several issues, only an agitation by the devotees could force the govt. to part with the land.
Its amazing in Hindustan(land of Hindus), not a day passes without a new dole being given to minorities but Hindus are denied even the basic right of land!!! I guess its time to change this countries name from Hindustan to Hindus-without-stan