Terming November 28 a historic day in the political history of Jammu and Kashmir and the repeal of Roshni Act 2001 viz Jammu and Kashmir State Lands (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act 2001 the Nation’s splendid victory, Chairman of IkkJutt Jammu Advocate Ankur Sharma on Thursday congratulated the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jammu and Kashmir Governor S P Malik for their bold and right decision to revoke the ‘atrocious’ Roshni Act.
“The repeal of Roshni Act is undoubtedly a spectacular victory of the Nationalist forces across the Nation who were deeply concerned over the ongoing demographic invasion on the strategic Jammu Province through Legislation,” Mr Sharma here told reporters.
He said, “only on Nov 18, 2018, the IkkJutt Jammu had urged the Jammu and Kashmir Governor to repeal immediately the Roshni Act to defeat Jihad launched in the State in general and Jammu province in particular through legislation calculated to changing Jammu’s demography and converting it into another Kashmir.”
By conceding the demand of IkkJutt Jammu and repealing the Roshni Act, the Governor of the State has only vindicated the stand of IkkJutt Jammu that Roshni Act was a conspiracy against the State hatched by Farooq Abdullah in 2001 and perpetuated by those who succeeded him including Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, he said.
Instead of repealing it, they all enforced it ruthlessly to achieve their nefarious designs of changing Jammu’s demography and creating schism between the Hindus and Muslims, who were known for their inter-communal amity and peaceful co-existence, bemoaned, said the Chairman.
Mr Sharma reiterated that the Roshni Act not only caused a loss of Rs 25,000 Crores to the State exchequer and gave impetus to the ongoing demographic changes in Jammu province but it was also aimed at causing migration from Jammu province so that they could create a Kashmir like situation in the province.