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BJP defaming Kashmiri politicians using Roshni Act: ANC
State News

BJP defaming Kashmiri politicians using Roshni Act: ANC

Srinagar: Awami National Conference (ANC) Vice President Muzaffar Shah Wednesday said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was using the Roshni Act to defame Kashmiri politicians. Addressing a gathering of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) comprising party workers of National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) besides other parties of the amalgam in Bandipore, Shah said. He said BJP was using Roshni Act to defame political leaders of J&K. “The Roshni Act was valid and was meant to benefit the locals but those leaders who have used this for their benefits must be taken to task,” Shah said. “But defaming all J&K leaders is not done.” He also took a jibe at Apni Party saying that they were closely working with BJP and RSS, and requested them to join PAGD...
BJP targets Congress, NC leaders over Roshni scam in J&K
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BJP targets Congress, NC leaders over Roshni scam in J&K

New Delhi: Accusing Congress and National Conference leaders of encroaching large tracts of government and forest land in Jammu and Kashmir, senior BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday demanded a thorough probe into the alleged ‘Roshni scam’. He said that names of several top politicians, including NC leader Farooq Abdullah and former state ministers from the Congress and the NC have come to the fore for allegedly benefiting from the Roshni Act, which has since been struck down by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. The Jammu and Kashmir State Land (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001 is also known as the Roshni Act. “There was a conscious loot by powerful people of forest land and getting benefits under the Roshni Act, which has been...
Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah’s name present in the list of Roshni Act
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Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah’s name present in the list of Roshni Act

SRINAGAR: Member Parliament Srinagar and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah’s names have surfaced in the list of beneficiaries of Roshni Act. Jammu and Kashmir administration has made public names of people, including politicians and bureaucrats, who were beneficiaries of the scheme. The administration of the union territory as directed by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court to make public land given under the controversial Roshni land scheme, since scrapped by a court, came out with the list of beneficiaries. On Tuesday, it came out with a list of those who had allegedly encroached land other than those given under the scheme. As per the details of state land (physically encroached but not shown in revenue records), uploaded on the websit...