Srinagar: After opposing the return of Kashmiri and Pakistani Hindus and the setting up of Sainik colonies in Kashmir, now separatists are attempting to close the doors of Kashmir to industries.
This comes after a new industrial policy stated that non-Kashmiris will be leased land to set up industries in Kashmir, separatist leader Yasin Malik has opposed the policy saying that it is akin to the policy adopted by the East India Company.
“This Industrial Policy states that we will lease land to the Indian industries at cheap rates to set up industries in Kashmir which will lead to job creation for the Kashimiri youth, is a replica of the East India Company Policy. I dare the Indian government. We will shed every drop of our blood if it is required but will not let this policy be implemented,” said Yasin.
Separatists seem to be threatening like never before as they have gone to the extent of saying that they will spill their blood to stop implementation of the industrial policy. The separatists have been quite aggressive regarding this issue and have also threatened the local businessmen from consequences if they become a part of any such collaboration and facilitation. They have been threatened of social boycott by JKLF’s Yasin Malik.
The state government has said that they would not go through the details of industrial policy as it was approved during the governor’s reign between the designation of Mufti Mohammed Sayeed and Mehbooba Mufti taking over as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
The local community has come out and raised their voices against the leasing out of lands to outsiders which can turn the situation more volatile and worsen the condition of unrest in Kashmir.
But the present government has decided to go ahead with the policy and reconsider wherever the requirement is felt because they are all for the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and for strengthening the state.