CM Mufti asks Army to Vacate land in Kashmir

Srinagar, September 30: Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, on Tuesday issued a notice that Army has to vacate the land occupied by it in all the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir in the interest of the general public.  As per this notice, the army is using the land the without any authorization.

The chief minister informed this while speaking during Civil-Military Liaison conference in Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Centre here. He said that expansion of University of Kashmir’s south campus and development of a new housing colony to de-congest the town requires a high ground. For this purpose, Mufti has directed Army to vacate the High Ground in Anantnag within next three months.

With a deadline period of three months, the Army has been told to vacate Tattoo Ground in the Batamaloo area of Srinagar which is nearly of 1000 Kanals so that the land can be used for Public. It is pertinent to mention here that a number of meetings over this issue have taken place between the CM and Army authorities with regards to the regularization of unauthorized occupied land at several places in Kashmir.

According to the sources, CM has also denied possession of 1655 kanals of land at Mahand (Hatigam) in South Kashmir, which had been allotted to Army in 1984. Chief Minister has argued that since the situation has improved significantly in Kashmir on ground, the Army now doesn’t require the land.

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