Migration of Migrant Workers From Kashmir
News Kashmir Analysis
The killing of Migrant Workers mostly from the eastern state of Bihar in Kashmir in recent days has send shock waves across the country .Panic has gripped migrant workers in Kashmir after four of them were shot dead in two days, as militants threaten more such attacks, forcing thousands to flee the region.Hundreds of non-local workers have left Kashmir since South Kashmir attacks either through cabs, buses or trains. They started leaving after the fresh attack on a group of non-locals at Wanpoh in Kulgam district on Sunday night. The attack left two dead and another injured.
On the otherhand People from Bihar working in Jammu & Kashmir as labourers have started reaching back home after the militants started targeting and killing non-locals in the Union territory. At least five persons from Bihar have been killed by militants in the J&K in the last 15 days.
According to Times of India,Md Anamul Haq from Forbesganj block in Araria district thanked the Almighty after safely alighting from Jammu Tawi-Rajendra Nagar Archana Express at Patna Junction late Monday night. He was accompanied by his wife Rubiya and daughters Sabina and Ayesha. Anamul left Kashmir on Saturday, soon after he came to know about the killing of Arvind Kumar Sah from Banka in Lal Bazaar on October 13.The targeting of minorities and outsiders in the Kashmir valley came up during the National Security Strategy Conference (NSSC) meeting chaired by the Union home minister on Monday. During the meeting, attended by police chiefs of all the states and UTs as well as directors general of central paramilitary forces and intelligence agencies, Shah asked the security officials to deal with the targeted violence in Jammu & Kashmir with a firm hand, an official familiar with the matter said on condition of anonymity.The migration of labourers is bound to impact adversely Kashmir in Many ways. The image of Kashmir is badly hurt and the economy too would be badly hurt .The agricultural is likely to take a hit due to this migration .Farmers are in much pain about the leaving of non-local labourers. This is apple and rice harvesting season in Kashmir. Generally, non-local labourers work in the agriculture and horticulture fields and in their absence the agriculturists and horticulturists are facing lot of difficulties in getting their routine works done.The expert pulse is that 80 % semi-skilled, skilled work force in Kashmir is non-locals. Thus, the migration of labourers from Kashmir is a big blow.