Dubai will make huge investment in Kashmir: India


India has said that it has an agreement with Dubai under which industrial parks, buildings, medical colleges and hospitals will be built in Kashmir. After the abrogation of Article 370, this will be the first major investment in Kashmir. An agreement has been signed with a Dubai-based company for the construction. On Monday, the central government said that a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed with Dubai under which investment in Jammu and Kashmir has been agreed. However, the government has not explained in detail what are the terms of the agreement and how much will be invested. If this investment happens, it will be the first foreign investment in Jammu and Kashmir. The government issued a statement saying that under this agreement, it has been agreed to build an industrial park, IT tower, multi-storey buildings, a medical college and a specialty hospital. Union Minister Piyush Goyal said in a statement, “The world has recognized the wave of development on which Jammu and Kashmir is riding.” It has been said in this statement that various institutions of Dubai have shown interest in investment in Kashmir.

The current situation in Kashmir The situation in Srinagar and surrounding areas remains very tense. On Monday, a large number of migrants were shifted to safer places. People are also leaving Kashmir on a large scale. In this month, 11 people have been murdered in the state. People of both Hindu and Muslim religions are included in the death. Five out of 11 people are migrant workers while the rest were local people. After this there is an atmosphere of panic among the people. On Monday, the administration shifted thousands of people to safer places while hundreds left Kashmir overnight.

A local official said, “We have shifted thousands of laborers to safer places and arrangements are being made to send them home.” Apart from this, security forces have increased patrolling so that militant incidents can be stopped. Why is there tension? After that the area was kept under strict army curfew for months. Since then the area was generally peaceful, but this month itself started a series of killings, which has increased the tension and panic. In the Muslim-dominated Kashmir Valley Thousands of migrants from other states of India work. Many areas have survived on the strength of these migrant laborers. But the current attacks have scared these migrants.


Earlier, the situation in Kashmir has been very bad, but for the first time, incidents of selective killing of migrants and common citizens are happening. Mohammad Salem, 32, has been working in Kashmir for the last six years. Salem, who hails from Bihar, says, “We have seen worse times than this but we have never been targeted. This time I am feeling scared.” Salem told that the police picked him up and his accomplices from their rented house on Sunday night and took them to a safe place. “We can’t sit here empty-handed,” he says. We’ll go back.” VK/CK (Reuters).



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