ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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HUMAN RIGHTS-Not in Kashmir Alone

PGRs arc located in riverine areas or char areas for bigger herds, encroachments on VGRs and PGRs, if any, will be removed. Henceforth, land under VGRs and PGRs will not be further decreased by way of dereservation and allotment, etc, except for public purposes under special circumstances." These (in principle) admirable provisions have in practice been regularly violated at least to the extent that every kind of en croachment into these reserves has been tolerated (if not selectively encouraged on all sides) for decades, What is surprising is that this, an essentially political and social issue has now got enmeshed in the regulations that are to govern the inclusion of a person's name in the electoral rolls The lessons of the Assam Accord and, especially, the contretemps that accompanied the very first moves of the AGP government to implement some of its provisions appear to have been lost on all sides.

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