Outcry across J&K after army gets land in Gulmarg and Sonamarg

Outcry across J&K after army gets land in Gulmarg and Sonamarg

The corps commander, as per the order, has been asked to ‘ensure strict adherence to environment laws’, which is a customary directive The Jammu and Kashmir government has handed over to the army a big chunk of land in tourist favourites Gulmarg and Sonamarg, triggering allegations that the erstwhile state was being turned into a military garrison. A government spokesman said 1,358 kanals (around 170 acres) of land had been notified as “strategic areas” in the twin tourist hotspots, effectively handing it over to the army. The army already holds…

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