KASHMIR NEWS TRUST #KNT
The illegal filing of agricultural land sparked a protest on Monday morning in the Burn Pattan area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Scores of agricultural land owners staged a protest alleging that some vested interest elements including local land brokers and influential ones have been filing the agricultural land with soil. They said to procure soil and other material for the establishment of a factory, unscrupulous elements have been filing their arable land during the dead of the night, using JCBs and trucks.
“Permission has been allotted to only a few contractors to dump soil for the Ring Road while others are resorting to illegal practices without having any permission,” they said that filing of agricultural lands with the material will hit paddy production in the district.
The protesters demanded stern action against those truck owners whose trucks ferry the material from one place to another during the dead of the night.
They said the rampant filing is going on in various parts including Palhallan, Pattan, Zangam, Burn, Sangrama and Kanispora in Baramulla district.
The protesters appealed to the concerned authorities to take action against these goons and save paddy lands in the interest of the general population.
The SDM Pattan Syed Faheem assured that strict action will be taken against those who have illegally filled agricultural land. He said the filing would be stopped on a priority basis in order to secure and safeguard the paddy land. [KNT]