Move to change Jammu’s demography will be defeated: Slathia -
Move to change Jammu’s demography will be defeated: Slathia
Posted 10 Mar 2018 04:13 PM

Taking a strong exception to the mischievous move to change demography of Jammu, J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu, President and Senior Advocate B.S Slathia, on Friday declared that any move to undermine Jammu’s age old distinct identity and personality, will be defeated comprehensively and in case of need, we will also bring down the State Government.
“The directions of the Jammu and Kashmir Government to the concerned officials that they shall not disturb and dislocate, an encroacher who happens to be a member belonging to a family of the tribal population-notwithstanding the fact that an encroacher whosoever he may be is an encroacher for all practical purposes, occupying State and Forest land in Jammu, that IGP Jammu and police will not provide protection for the eviction of such persons occupying illegally the State and Forest land and that the bovine smuggling will be allowed unchecked to take bovines from one place to another are a part of a deep rooted conspiracy hatched by certain elements to facilitate demographic changes in Jammu province and hurt the sentiments of the minority community in the State,” he said.
“The Bar Association will not allow the State Government to create Kashmir like situation in Jammu and ensure the collapse of the evil designs of the State Government,” said BS Slathia while addressing a press conference in the premises of High Court, here.
Slathia said that moves had been afoot to change Jammu’s demography since 1994 and added that the past three years had witnessed demographic changes in and around Jammu and the Border Districts of Kathua and Samba on an unprecedented scale.
These changes have created a serious situation in Jammu and alarmed the Nationalist forces, he said, and added that the situation has now climaxed to the point that the people of Jammu are coming on to the roads to register their protest and save Jammu province from the impending disaster.
The Association Chief said that those who attended the February 14, 2018 review meeting of the Tribal Affairs Department in Jammu owe an explanation to the people of Jammu as to why they subverted Cr PC and Ranbir Penal Code to allow the Tribals to grab the State and Forest land, as also Section 188 and Animal Cruelty Act to promote Bovine Smuggling in Jammu province.
He said they committed a fraud on the Constitutional regime of the State to promote undesirable elements to vitiate the peaceful environment of Jammu province.
The Bar Chief asked the Jammu and Kashmir Government to withdraw all the three unconstitutional, ill-conceived and ill- motivated directions latest by March 15, failing which the Bar Association will take the whole issue to its supreme body to chalk out a programme aimed at forcing the Government to withdraw its highly objectionable directions.
Slathia also supported the demand of the agitating people of Hiranagar seeking a CBI probe in the alleged murder case so that the real culprit is punished and the innocents are not harassed and tortured.
The Association Chief also took the opportunity to demand deportation of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis from Jammu as they constituted a grave threat to Jammu’s demography and National security. He expressed serious concern over the settlement of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis near and around vital Army installations and said there should be a probe to find who settled them there endangering the National security.
The office bearers of J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu, who participated in the press conference were Sachin Gupta, Advocate, Vice President, Prem Sadotra, Advocate, General Secretary, Himanshu Sharma Advocate, Joint Secretary, Chetan Misri, Advocate, Treasurer, Pardeep Majotra, Vice President Young Lawyers Association besides C.M. Sharma, D.S. Chouhan, Rajinder Jamwal, Rajesh Thapa, M.P. Singh Pali, Ankur Sharma, Ch. Parvez Ahmad, Vishal Tandon, Arjun Singh Manhas, Monish Chopra, Varun Kotwal, Pankaj Jamwal, Pankaj Sharma, Maninder Singh, Bhanu Partap Singh, Rajiv Chargotra, Mirnal Magotra and Bhanu Slathia.

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