Jammu & Kashmir Government Monday assured in the legislative Assembly that it is seriously looking into the matter of returning the confiscated house of veteran and elderly separatist leader of People’s League Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori.
Soon after the Question Hour ended, Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP) President and MLA Langate Engineer Rashid raised the issue and questioned the Government as to what is the moral and legal argument behind seizure of the residential house of Sopori built on just 5 malras of land. Rashid made it clear that it is beyond the wisdom of common man to comprehend that through hawala money a property is built on just 5 malras and the accusition laid on Khan Sopori looks obviously baseless .
“In this state we have big crocodiles, bureaucrats, Ministers amassing huge properties by looting the state coffer and on other side it looks perplexing how an elderly person having property merely on 5 malras of land is being accused of hawala transactions. State Government should realize the painful reality that Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori along with his family on account of being homeless is suffering a lot and are mentally perturbed,” Rasihd told the house.
Rashid expressed displeasure that on one side allover India there is drumbeating and championing of human rights while on same parlance in Kashmir unprecedented worst vengeance is displayed and life of Kashmiris has been turned into hell.
Reacting on behalf of the government, Sajad Ahmad Kitchloo , State Home Minister intervened and assured that on humanitarian grounds this matter would be taken up and full efforts would be made so that Khan Sopori gets his house back.