The first list of Roshni Act is out and features name of Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Chairman of Jammu & Kashmir National Conference (NC). According to him, this list is absolutely wrong and a political conspiracy to defame him.
Farooq Abdullah in conversation with Ishfaq Gowher, Executive Editor, Gulistan News said that “Neither of my houses in Jammu and Srinagar is under the Roshni Act. I haven’t used this act in any terms and whatever the list says is wrong and completely false. The elections are on head and this is a political conspiracy to defame me. But I thank God that I’m totally out of it. Whenever the final list will be out, I will take a legal action against them. This act is not at all wrong. It was an alternative for financial aid when the Government of India wasn’t providing counterparty. I cannot say anything since the act is being misused. My office was built before the act was implemented.”
“They want us to bend we are not ones to bend down! Our aim is clear since 5th August, 2019 and we will get back the status of statehood to J&K. Only God knows how many difficulties we have to pass. It’s very unfortunate that we had to go in quarantine. This week the list of our party will be out and the campaign for election will start. Me and Omar both will actively participate in the campaign.” He added.
The statement was quoted by Dr. Farooq Abdullah exclusively to Gulistan News upon his name in the first list of Roshni Act. Roshni Act was promulgated during his government itself in 2001. The act granted ownership of Jammu & Kashmir state land to illegal encroachers with the aim of raising money for power projects upon payment of a sum to be determined by the Government of J&K.
Muskan Langoo, News Producer, JK Media