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BJP has been making a lot of allegations against PAGD leadership for their role under the Roshni scheme and have accused them as land grabbers. The Kashmiri leadership has said that BJP was resorting to peddling lies and to befool people of Jammu to get votes in the current DDC elections.

The figures released by the J&K administration about the beneficiaries under this Roshni act has also forced the BJP leadership to maintain silence and have asked the administration to file a review petition. The figures show that the majority of the beneficiaries under this act are the Hindus of Jammu and not the Muslims of either Kashmir or Jammu.

The figures available in the media circles say that, under the scheme, the transfer of ownership rights was approved for 33,345.35 kanals in the Kashmir region as against 3,14,810.18 kanals in Jammu region.

On October 9, 2020 J&K high court struck down the Roshni act and declared all land transfers under the law null and void. The BJP called the judgment a surgical strike against “land jihad”.

Now after the figures are out and the beneficiaries are mostly Jammu Hindus, Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah took to twitter and took a jibe against the BJP leadership. Omar in his tweet said, ““If the timing of this “naming and shaming” was suspect, the list itself was selective, the main beneficiaries are not Muslims, but Jammu Hindus, who are furious about losing their property rights, the “land jihad” narrative appears to be unravelling.”

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