Army told to vacate state land

Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh today served notice to the Army for immediate vacating of land under its use in all the three regions of the state in the interest of the general public.

Army told to vacate state landThe CM was chairing the Civil-Military Liaison conference at the Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Centre here.

On the issue of vacation of Tattoo Ground in Batmaloo here, Mufti stressed expediting the vacating of the  ground. This, he said, would enable the government to develop basic facilities at the site in the interest of the general public. The meeting also decided to expedite the issue pertaining to land at High Ground, Anantnag, which is held by the Army. For this, a timeline of three months has been fixed.

Mufti said the land at High Ground was required for the expansion of University of Kashmir’s south campus as well as for developing a new housing colony to de-congest the town. On the land held by the Army at Gulmarg, it was decided that the high-level committee constituted in the matter would expedite modalities to settle the issue.

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