Srinagar, December 20 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has expressed serious concern over the authorities’ decision to privatise assets of the power Department of the territory and merge it with the Power Grid Corporation of India.
The Hurriyat forum in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “At no other place in India has such kind of a merger taken place as the authorities are doing here. In this manner it becomes obvious that the policy of seizure of natural resources of IIOJJK by the Government of India continues, naturally leading to anxiety and unease among people and fear for loss of their resources.”
The forum said, it supports the demands of the thousands of employees of the Power Development Department (now Corporation) of IIOJK in this regard. It further said, “It is unfortunate that Jammu and Kashmir, which is rich in water and other natural resources, has not been able to solve the problem of electricity even after seven decades and the consequences are borne by the Kashmiris in winters and the people of Chenab and Jammu in summers.”
Instead of addressing this issue those in power are furthering their agenda of disempowering the people of J-K and usurping our resources, it added.
The forum asked the authorities to desist from such policies and accept the demand of the striking employees.