National Conference Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani has reiterated that National Conference supports the demand for the closure of the Tosa Maidan firing range and strongly and unconditionally opposes an extension of the land lease to the security forces, a party statement said.
“NC empathizes with the angst of the people those villages were day to day life and local economy stands adversely affected due to the firing range. We are of the opinion that Tosa Maidan and Drang possess enormous tourism potential and hence request the Government to explore plans to develop Tosa Maidan, Drang and adjoining areas as exclusive tourist destinations. We believe that such initiatives would go a long way in boosting the local economy in Budgam District, help in creating jobs and further enhance the tourism appeal of the Kashmir valley,” the statement said.
Nasir Aslam Wani also said that National Conference not only endorses the demand for the closure of the artillery range but also demands that entire area be combed and scientifically sanitized to prevent any accidental harm to life and property.