“Govt busy in looting our resources, starting with soil, now marking deodar trees to take them away”.
” All Himalayan states have a special provision to regulate population to save glaciers from melting”.
Former Member Parliament and Chairman Dogra Swabhimaan Sangathan and said that Government is concerned about 537 seats not 6 seats of J&K and is busy in looting resources of J&K.
” There is no development, employment, education in J&K now. They are concerned about how to levy the tax, how to raise power tariff, loot minerals, marking of deodars is being done to take them away from J&K, sand is being transported outside J&K, people associated with it are no more getting work.
” When you want destruction, how can development happen
Oxygen cylinders are not available in hospitals, the internet is not working properly. They charge for 4g and give 2g. When you won’t give jobs and power of power projects of our rivers to us. What is the fun of these projects for us.”
Reacting to a question on DDC election results, he said, ” I don’t accept the DDC election, It was a selection. They actually wanted to divert by their weaknesses. Grievances of people have increased not lessened. Labourers have not been paid. No work has been done. They just want to show that tourism has increased. No one goes to Kashmir now or patnitop. Hoteliers are crying. They are beating the drum that J&K is open for the whole population of the country. Earlier also anyone would set up industry on lease. After the abrogation of Article 370, tourism has gone down to zero.
Land to the tiller act gave the right of land to the tillers. Why cannot a tiller of Govt land become the owner of that land? Why was only Article 370 removed and 371 is still there. What is animosity with people of J&K.”
He rubbished the reports of ever supporting abrogation of Article 370,
“I have never supported the abrogation of Article 370. I was in favour of trifurcation. Politicians or J&K has angered people of Jammu and Ladakh. Article 370 and Article 371 are one. Now People of Ladakh demand inclusion in 6th schedule to safeguard their rights. Why they only think that J&K was not part of India.”
He questioned the GOI for discrimination with J&K
“We the politician’s are responsible for it. Had we not angered people of Jammu and Ladakh, GOI would not have been able to do it. In five districts they got zero recent elections. There is extreme resentment among people against BJP. Recently BJP leaders from Himachal Pradesh were campaigning here. But in HP law prevents outsiders from land and jobs. They should have created separate PSC for all three places with an equal share of jobs. Is anyone begging in J&K, that they would do our condition better with the removal of Article 370? They should have actually replicated the development model of J&K in other states. There is nothing wrong in the federal ship. PM Modi as Gujrat CM was in favour of the independence of states. Why he is doing against it now. Every region of J&K has a separate identity.”
On being asked whether removal of Article 370 has hit Dogra identify more than other regions, he said, ” every region received the same treatment. Yes, Ladakh was demanding UT status and after getting it they now demand inclusion on 6th schedule. If Kashmiri, Dogri languages have been included in the 8th schedule of the constitution. Why they are not preserving our identity? When Article 1 of the constitution says we are all Indians, how come they would make us more Indians. In small District of Samba 25000 people are either employed with army or pensioners of the Army; still, we have to prove our nationalism. Our youngsters are guarding borders.
Reacting to a question on the restoration of statehood, he said, “370 will be given to the state. There should be one state of Jammu carved.
He blamed PAGD of not being impartial regarding Jammu and I have never done it against Kashmir.
“They are together in Kashmir only and not in Jammu. Why they didn’t talk with people only. I am always ready to help my Kashmiri brothers but I am against politicians. They came together only after they had a problem. Before 1947 Jammu had 4 districts and in Kashmir had 2. Now Kashmir has 10 districts. Kashmiri leadership wants the best of resources. We don’t want to get sandwiched between India and Kashmir, we want a separate state.”
On being asked whether Jammu will face the brunt of the influx of more people than Kashmir, ” All Himalayan states have been given special status so that population doesn’t increase there. If the population will increase, the temperature will melt glaciers and all would be drowned in rivers. Our colour and shape will change but we won’t die, they will die. The temperature of Himalaya has an important role in the climate of India. As far interests of Dogras are considered. Kashmiris always ignored them, Dogra certificate was removed by them. I won’t blame people of Kashmir. Politicians of Jammu and Kashmir are responsible for it. They should have focused on development. Sheikh sb has promised the West Pakistan refugees that they will be treated the same way as refugees of PaK. Rest he didn’t did. He was then jailed. In the whole country, BJP beat the drum across the country that they have not been given domicile rights in the last 70 years. If we would have given them, what was the issue? Now everyone got the domicile. “