Ever since the abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on August 5, 209, the situation in the now Union Territory (UT) of J&K is under control with no loss of life reported so far. While the government of India is trying to bring peace and normalcy back to the terror-infested region, certain elements are trying hard to create unrest to with an ulterior motive of derailing the peace process.’
Today, Official Twitter handle of Department of Information and Public Relations, Govt of Jammu & Kashmir @diprjk tweeted that some militants barged into an apple orchard in Wattoo, Shopian and threatened the owner. They went ahead and unloaded the apple consignment, dissuading the owner from shipping the consignment to its destination.
Militants went to a large apple orchard inVillage Wattoo, Shopian, threatened owner, unloaded apple consignment& directed that apple crop shouldnot be shipped. First such incident ever. Attempt to disrupt apple economy& create resentment among public@dwivedimk_ias @kansalrohit69
— DIPR-J&K (@diprjk) August 26, 2019
As per the tweet, this is the first of its kind attempt by terrorists to wage an economic warfare in the valley. This is a clear cut endeavor to disrupt the peace process in Kashmir where people have supported the government’s bold move to usher in a new dawn of peace and development in the region battling with terrorism.
Certain elements have been trying to create fear by spreading fake news and inventing bogus “clampdown stories” in the valley. Despite being confronted, the agenda based lies continue unabated with a motive to create doubts in the minds of the people about the callous approach of the government in dealing with the crucial situation.