Double trouble

battle-lines have been drawn over the 330-megawatt (mw) Kishanganga hydel power project being set up in the border town of Gurez in Jammu and Kashmir (j&k). Leader of National Conference, the main opposition party in the state assembly, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi, who represents Gurez, recently threatened to resign from the assembly and launch a protest against the project. He claims nearly 25 villages, housing 25,000 people, will be affected. Pointing out that the dam will submerge the entire Dawar area of Gurez, he says people of the Dard tribe will be the worst hit. "A conspiracy is being hatched to knock over the Dard tribe, which resides in the villages surrounding the Kishanganga project