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Srinagar, Jun 25 (UNI) Demanding action against the Governor Lt General (retd) S K Sinha for allegedly misusing his official position, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Mohammad Shah said transfer of land to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) was a conspiracy of the coalition partners to destroy the religious brotherhood.

In a statement Mr Shah, who heads the Awami National Conference (ANC) has demanded legal action against General Sinha for misuse of his position as the custodian of the constitution and disturbing communal harmony in the state.

General Sinha should seek an unconditional apology from the people for his acts that have once again attached the fragile social fabric of our state,he said.

Terming the transfer of 800 kannals of forest land to the SASB an ugly conspiracy of the coalition partners to destroy the religious brotherhood and unity of the Kashmiri people, Mr Shah said some of these very people did not even spare the temples of south Kashmir and put them on fire in 1986, in order to seize power.

They communalised the building of a mosque in Jammu secretariat, and have not regretted till date the ordering of killings of hundreds youth in 1989, he said without naming any one adding these anti people measures have exposed them totally.

Now whether they give up power or stay put, is immaterial, the former Chief Minister said.

Mr Shah has demanded the control of shrine board be handed over to local Pandits and Muslims.

The people of the Valley will always welcome the Yatris with same love and affection as has been our tradition.

He has warned the coalition government to desist from creating religious hatred, intolerance.

Mr Shah has advised the incumbent Governor N N Vohra to desist from taking up the chairmanship of the Shrine board.

He also condemned the showering of bullets on innocent and peaceful demonstrators resulting in loss of life of Feroz Ahmad Rah in Nowhatta.

He has demanded a minimum of Rs 50 lakh compensation, a job for his immediate family and dismissal of the security personnel who opened fire on unarmed Feroz Ahmed.

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