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J&K Land Encroachments Under Roshni Act Biggest Land Scam Of India: Anurag Thakur

Anurag Thakur additionally termed Gupkar alliance as a logo of “self-interest, scam and separatism” (File)


Union minister Anurag Thakur on Tuesday referred to as the Roshni land scheme the “biggest land scam of India”, and questioned NC chief Farooq Abdullah and others as to what necessitated them to ‘seize’ authorities lands even after ruling Jammu and Kashmir for 3 generations.

He additionally termed the Gupkar alliance as a logo of “self-interest, scam and separatism”.

Former J&Ok chief ministers Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah have been named by the Jammu and Kashmir administration in an inventory which alleges that their residential home in Jammu is constructed over illegally-possessed land, a cost denied by the father-son duo.

The administration of the Union territory as directed by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court to make public land given beneath the controversial Roshni land scheme, since scrapped by a courtroom, got here out with the checklist of beneficiaries. On Tuesday, it got here out with an inventory of those that had allegedly encroached land apart from these given beneath the scheme.

“The Roshni scheme is the biggest land scam of India,” Mr Thakur stated.

“They (Farooq Abdullah and others) should explain to the people of India as to why they grabbed state lands and made laws to legalise occupancy while they served the state for three generations,” he advised reporters right here.

“The National Conference (NC) leaders have encroached upon government lands. The party’s Srinagar and Jammu offices came to them under the same scheme,” Mr Thakur stated.


The Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs additionally alleged that 3.42 lakh kanal of presidency land, together with forest and state land, has been encroached over the past three a long time.

“The Roshni scheme was brought in 2001 to raise Rs 25,000 crore to light up Jammu and Kashmir by investing the amount in power projects. But only Rs 76 crore was realised in the revenue records,” he stated.

Lambasting the Gupkar alliance, Mr Thakur stated it benefited the corrupt political class by lighting up their homes as a substitute of these of poor and landless folks of the state.

Mainstream political events in Jammu and Kashmir had shaped the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration for the restoration of the particular standing of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir because it existed earlier than August 5 final yr and likewise to provoke a dialogue between all stakeholders within the situation.

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