'Outsiders' told by locals to leave Valley
Srinagar: Muhammad Akbar was running a sweet shop in Srinagar's Khanyar area for the past two decades and more. He lived with his family of four in a rented room in the same roadside building. The turbulence that has been an inseparable facet of Kashmir's everyday life for years never bothered him.
A day after Parliament approved a resolution abrogating the special status for J&K under Article 370 and a Bill for splitting the state into two Union territories, thus also removing the legal impediments in owning of land and other immovable properties in the region by non-locals, Akbar, a resident of Bijnour (Uttar Pradesh) told a local resident: 'Ab mujhe yahan sey koi nahi nikaal sakta hai (Now, no one can evict me from here)'.