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Kashmir: Stop illegal construction around Dal Lake, says Hurriyat

The reports of unauthorised and illegal constructions coming up at various places especially on the Dal and foreshore road is a cause of concern.

By: PTI | Srinagar |
Updated: August 2, 2016 9:06:34 pm
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Moderate Hurriyat Conference headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday warned those indulging in illegal constructions in and around Dal Lake in Srinagar under the garb of ongoing unrest to stop their activities immediately.

The reports of unauthorised and illegal constructions coming up at various places especially on the Dal and foreshore road is a cause of concern. We warn such people to stop their activities forthwith, Hurriyat said in a statement in Srinagar.

It asked the people to take such “shameless” people to task. At this crucial juncture of the resistance movement it is incumbent upon all people especially the youth to act with discipline, maturity and responsibility so that no harm is caused to our sacred cause, and no one is allowed to give it a bad name, the statement said.

The Hurriyat claimed “agencies have infiltrated elements into the movement to sabotage the programmes of the unified resistance leadership to spread disillusionment and create division and discord among the people on sectarian lines”.

Staying alert and defeating such forces is the collective responsibility of the people at this time, the statement said, adding it is also important that hooliganism of all sorts is discouraged.

It asked people to cooperate with the local print and electronic media, saying they were reporting the facts even at times risking their lives in the line of duty. It is important no hurdles are created for the media people in discharging their professional duties and they are not harassed as some reports suggest, the statement added.

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