Kashmir Centre for Social and Developmental Studies ( KCSDS) has deplored the confrontation between Wildlife department and Sheep Husbandry over the shifting of Sheep Breeding Farm from Dachigam National Park.
"We are intrigued by the Wildlife department employees taking in their hands the forcible eviction of the staff and the closing down of the breeding farm as if it was their personal property that had been forcibly snatched away from them and taken into possession by the sheep farm employees. It seems there is something more than meets the eye. Even though in 2005, the state cabinet had approved its shifting but not vandalising the historical heritage farm which has emerged as a symbol of resurgent indigenous economy, as a success story in the midst many failures to revive growth economy" KCSDS spokesperson said in a statement.
"The successive government failed to provide an alternative place for its relocation which was a prerequisite for its shifting from the present location. Subsequently, the government had formed a committee of experts to see whether there is really something in the continuation of sheep farm in the vicinity of the national Park that could endanger the life and sustainability of Hangul. The recommendations were given by the members of the committee but were tampered with by the chairman. It is the responsibility of the government to make known the discrepancy between the explicit recommendations of the members of the expert committee for co- existence of sheep farm and the Park and the chairman's fudged version of the same," it said.