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Add New25/06/2019 Gulmarg and Tangmarg Civil Society members protesting over illegal constructions in Gulmarg jammu Kashmir
Members of Gulmarg and Tangmarg Civil Society (GTCS) today protested against Government and demanded demolition of illegal constructions in Gulmarg without any delay.
They also demanded immediate restoration of forest cover in Gulmarg which stands destroyed due to such constructions.
The members alleged that there is huge nexus between various concerned departments that are allowing illegal constructions in the area. “Every concerned agency is hand in glove with those who are resorting to the violations in the area as these hoteliers are powerful,” the members said.
“Why do tourists come to Gulmarg, they come here because there is greenery, trees are around, if they make it concrete jungle who will come there and if they go on cutting down trees,” they said.
The members also demanded an urgent halt to the constructions in tourist resort Gulmarg and Tangmarg.
The members also alleged that chemicals were used in Gulmarg to destroy the trees. “The trees have been cleared like anything. Just outside Grand Mumtaz, there were numerous trees, but today, not a single tree is standing there. They have destroyed them all with chemicals,” they alleged.
The members of the society urged Governor Satya Pal Malik to act though against those, who they said, are hell-bent to destroy the world famous Gulmarg for their alleged vested interests.