Fears in minds
After the recent ugly incidents in the communally sensitive areas of Jammu district, civil society of Muslims living in Jammu in a press conference appealed Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha to save them from the onslaught unleashed on them by propaganda and also by the communal passions being whipped against them by the Hindu fringe elements.
In the recent past BJP has brought discourse around Roshni Act calling it “land jihad”, prominent Muslim leaders and intellectuals of Jammu in a rare press conference recently said deliberate attempts are being made to disturb communal harmony of Jammu region and nationalistic Muslims of Jammu are being painted as enemies of nation.
They said out of 44,000 kanals of land regularized under Roshni Act in Jammu district, only 1,180 kanals had been regularized in favor of Muslims in the district.
They have appealed to the government to upload on their websites the truth about the transfer of land in Jammu district as some people want to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere.
The J&K government on October 31 declared all the actions taken under the Jammu and Kashmir State Land (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001, also known as the Roshni Act, as null and void. The government has decided to retrieve the land within six months.
Muslims of Jammu district have said that they are with the government to retrieve the land from the occupants but the politics being done on the Roshni Scheme is endangering their lives and poison is being spread in Jammu against them which is the dangerous trend for future.