Srinagar, Jan 30: Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani has warned of state wide agitation against the installation of Radar System and the planned construction of 12 km concrete road in ski resort Gulmarg in North Kashmir by the Indian Air force with support from the state government.
The octogenarian leader said that it is not only devastating for the environment but a planned move to vandalise the economy of the local people.
He said: Indian forces not only kill Kashmir people in staged encounters but also pose a serious threat to our forest and water resources to supplement its military bases by occupying thousands of hectares of land.
Geelani, who is currently in New Delhi, said Kashmir is the most militarised zone in the world and thousands of hectares of land are under the illegal occupation of Indian forces.
He said that famous tourist places like Gulmarg are already occupied by a large number of forces and the recent move of installing a Radar System by Indian Air Force and the planned construction of 12 km long concrete road from Gulmar to Afarwat is nothing but a move to further strengthen New Delhi’s military occupation.
He said that Roads and Buildings department has been secretly instructed to look into the matter after officials from Indian Air Force met chief minister Omar Abdullah.
He added that a large part of Pahalgam, famous tourist resort in South Kashmir, is already under the Amarnath Shrine Board and now India is planning to do the same with Gulmarg.