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The Himalayan Welfare Organization, Pahalgam announces the launch of the Save Shahkul Campaign on the 4th of June, at the one day seminar on Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development at Hillway Public School, Aishmuqam.

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MAY 28,2016:The Himalayan Welfare Organization, Pahalgam announces the launch of the Save Shahkul Campaign on the 4th of June, at the one day seminar on Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development at Hillway Public School, Aishmuqam. The Shakul or Martand canal is an important water channel that needs to be restored and maintained for healthy and sustainable local water circulation. Unfortunately the canal has not been adequately upkept and is being used for dumping garbage and draining sewage. The irrigation department also spends crores of rupees every year to clean the canal but to littl avail. If the people are able to help clean and restore Shahkul this money can also be diverted to other productive uses. Join us and come together to clean and restore Shahkul. Save environment, save the future!

The tourism department is playing pass the ball in the matter of illegal hotels in Movera,Yaner ,Batkoot,Pahalgam Pahalgam etc. Despite clear violation of the provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Registration of Tourist Trade Act, 1978/1982.

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MAY 27,2016:The tourism department is playing pass the ball in the matter of illegal hotels in Movera,Yaner ,Batkoot,Pahalgam Pahalgam etc. Despite clear violation of the provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Registration of Tourist Trade Act, 1978/1982. Most of these hotels are constructed in the Lider river basin area and are not registered with the tourism department and are running illegally despite having being sealed once, on the basis of political approach and patronage. As per a news story on the matter yesterday, the officers of tourism and enforcement say that the power of sealing these hotles lies with pda, while the pda is reluctant to act on the matter, to say the least. We appeal to the government and to Director, Tourism,CEO Pahalgam Development Authority Pahalgam, SP, Enforcement and ADT, Pahalgam to to immediate steps and measures to stiop these hotels from illegally running risky businesses and do whatever is necessary to bring the guilty to book.

 

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No one seems to be watching what's going on in this dense wild life forest area in compartment 46 L, where some influential people have illegally grabbed wildlife land and constructed huts thereupon seriously damaging local forest.

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MAY 26,2016:No one seems to be watching what's going on in this dense wild life forest area in compartment 46 L, where some influential people have illegally grabbed wildlife land and constructed huts thereupon seriously damaging local forest. One can only wonder how the wildlife department have allowed these people to construct this structure and it seems there's been some monetery transaction and bribing to override the provisions of Jammu & Kashmir Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1978. A lot of wood has also been used in construction here as can be seen and has most likely been procured from the trees they have illegally cut here in past too. Notably, the area falls Overa Aru Wildlife Sanctuary and is a protected area locally also known as Shikargah Sadly, even the government has helped them by making a road to help them transport construction material to the area which is home to a number of endangereds species including Hangul, Musk Deer black bear,brown bear and snow leopard. We appeal to all concerned authorities to take stock of the situation and impose strict measures to stop and revert the encroachment, tree felling and damage to wildlife and bring to book all officers of wildlife and all those who are involved in the scandal.

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Maximum number of people complain here in Pahalgam about most medical stores keeping sub standard medicines.

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MAY 26,2016:Maximum number of people complain here in Pahalgam about most medical stores keeping sub standard medicines. People buy these for thousands but without effect. We appeal to local doctors to check these medicines and also urge drug inspectors to take up the matter seriously and check these medical stores for fake medicines. People come to buy these medicines from far flung areas but only end up wasting their time and money on these fake and sub standard drugs. We also appeal to medical store owners to sell only genuine and original medicines and not forget that they will have to face the law of the land soon and Almighty Allah someday if this injustice and fraud doesn't stop immediately.

Mushtaq Pahalgami

 

Kolahoi green resort at langanbal pahalgam which had earlier been brought to the book by SDM, Pahalgam and had their pipes siezed which the owner intended to lay to drain the hotel's bad water into the lidder.

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MAY 25,2016:Kolahoi green resort at langanbal pahalgam which had earlier been brought to the book by SDM, Pahalgam and had their pipes siezed which the owner intended to lay to drain the hotel's bad water into the lidder. Though they do not allow anyone to inspect the hotel from inside, as per sources they are again trying to lay pipes and even today their untreated water gets drained into river lidder through drains pics seen. They have 30 rooms constructed in 05 blocks in non permitted area or green zone where he got permission itz matter of concern and were demolished dozens of structres when Farooq Abdullah was CM in the 1980s; they have also not installed a sewage treatment plant required for every hotel with more than 18 rooms by registering as two separate blocks and other some influential hoteliers also regestered ther establishments with 15 rooms each and not instal stp,s .Kolhai green resort have also illegally constructed a floor with a restaurant in violation of the masterplan, boca act, development act and environment act. Sadly a number of big hotels have defunct STPs but their treatment plants are not being checked and untreated sewage is being drained into the river. All these acts of environmental damage and social irresponsibility constitute criminal activity and defaulters must be severly and promptly punished to set things in order.

 

Mushtaq Pahalgami,

President,HWO,

Pahalgam

A newly constructed hotel near hotel Natraj has fenced the entire land using a lot of cement and concrete by coovering up the misdeed using green sheets so that the concretization cant be seen from outside,

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MAY 24,2016:A newly constructed hotel near hotel Natraj has fenced the entire land using a lot of cement and concrete by coovering up the misdeed using green sheets so that the concretization cant be seen from outside, on the other hand in the plot other side last year n august fense by Mir family connecting kp road to circuit road, even paas-through path has not been left which will cause massive inconvenience to local people in the future and is also disturbing the environmental balance. Also, the forest department has done a good job by the way by fencing all public parks saving large tracts of land in Pahalgam but what about the land grabbed by rich and influential esp under 60c of 1944.

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Himalayan Welfare Organization,Pahalgam obtained through RTI information related to MCP today.

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MAY 24,2016:Himalayan Welfare Organization,Pahalgam obtained through RTI information related to MCP today. They have 165 casual/cpw and 145 regular workers, which is much more than required. What is needed is just 17 Local and casual and 14 regular workers while the rest can be dispensed off with. The overstaffing is due to politicians and MC officers though the work they have to do is much less and salary received from government is less too and the extra staff is paid from the revenue generated from Pahalgam. 04 years back the staff was much less and today a whole batalion of workers has been given backdoor entry. We will find out how has this happened and what needs to be done to fix things.

 

Based on RTI obtained in 2012 four year back..... wah aur aaj mai zameen asman ke fark

 

Mushtaq Pahalgami

While existing Green trees continue to dry up and newly planted trees and saplings face the risk of drying up in Hotel Grand Mumtaz.

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MAY 23,2016:While existing Green trees continue to dry up and newly planted trees and saplings face the risk of drying up in Hotel Grand Mumtaz. According to environmental experts who we discussed the matter with, the trees may be drying up with their roots exposed to leaking sewage and hot water from boilers discharged into the sewerage. They have more than 120 rooms in 9 blocks and is likely to have a lot of leaking sewage in the area which seeps underground and destroys the ecology, and is also responsible for the foul smell. The Himalayan Welfare Organization Pahalgam appeals to the hon'ble high court to to re-investigate the matter so that the offenders can be punished. Notably even their sewage pipe discharges sewage into the lidder near club bridge releasing a rotting stench . The drying up of newly planted trees is also suspicious and we fear Grand Mumtaz may be deliberately leaking chemicals in the ground to dry up these trees. We appeal to the court to to re-investigate the matter to expose the truth.

 

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We are grateful to our brethren, our friends, who have supported the HWO in every way possible and and strengthened out movement.

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MAY 23,2016:We are grateful to our brethren, our friends, who have supported the HWO in every way possible and and strengthened out movement.2 The Himalayan Welfare Organization,Pahalgam has become the voice of the youth and we've gained success at every step on the way for our intent was right and our cause just. Even this time, all the issues we raised, be it Baisaran fencing, illegal vehicle washing, illegal roadside parking, fragrance park issue, sanitation, water supply, traffic jam etc., it was all made possible because of our dedicated, courageous and honest young men and I thank the entire Himalayan Welfare Organization team for the wonderful journey so far. I also thank the administartion on behalf of everyone at Himalayan Welfare Organization for helping us wherever possible for much of what we accomplished was done with the help and cooperation of dedicated people in the administration and public bodies who sympathized with the causes we raised. Many more larger battles are still to be won though, the struggle for a Degree college for Pahalgam Constituency,SDH for Pahalgam, more Higher secondaries for the region, esp the far flung areas, medical block status for Pahalgam and the wider campaign for environmental conservation and social justice illegal forest,state and wild life land grab at pahalgam by some influential hoteliers are all on and I look forward to a long and meaningful journey ahead with all in the team inshaallah.

 

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We appeal to the administration, especially DC, Ananthnag and SDM Pahalgam

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MAY 23,2016:We appeal to the administration, especially DC, Ananthnag and SDM Pahalgam that they help local youth from Pahalgam get tent permissions on priority so that those who have been associated with the Yatra for decades and are mostly landless and unemployed and depend solely on these permits for their sustenance. We hope the deligent and sincere DC, Ananthnag and SDM Pahalgam will listen to our appeal and give preference to local youth which has also been promised by his Excellency, the Governor of J&K Chairman SASB.

 

Mushtaq Pahalgami,


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