‘Our ancestors lived here and planted these’: JK Admin destroys apple trees of orchardists, demolishes Dhokas of Tribals

Budgam: The Jammu and Kashmir Forest Department chopped down hundreds of apple trees in Kanidajan and its adjacent areas in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, residents of the area said.

A few days back, Forest Department issued notices, accusing the affected orchardists of encroaching forest land, the residents including some tribals said.

“After serving the notices, the Forest Department not only chopped down hundreds of apple trees but also razed some dhokas (residential huts),” they said.

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