Jammu & Kashmir
Pulwama up in arms over transfer of 100 kanals of land to armed forces
Srinagar: A protest was held in Okho Kakapura area in Pulwama district today over the transfer of land to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
People were demanding that the government should reconsider the decision.
Hundreds of people in Okho Kakapura of Pulwama today chanted slogans of “Give justice, take back the decision” and strongly demanded the government to take back this decision.
Locals said that earlier, the administration had identified about 100 kanals of land in the area for the purpose of it being transferred to the paramilitary.
They said that a large CRPF camp was being set up on this land.
But, locals added that they will never allow the government to implement the CRPF colony on this land.
Hundreds of people protested against the government’s decision, demanding that the government reverse the decision and respect the sentiments and feelings of the people.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members assured the protesters that they would find a solution by taking the party’s central leadership into confidence to overturn the government’s decision, after which the protesters dispersed peacefully.
Meanwhile, the local panchayat committee has also demanded a review of the decision and demanded the administration reverse the decision.
Ghulam Hassan Pandit, Rubina Akhtar and Ghulam Mohidin of the local panchayat committee also joined the protest and expressed their feelings and appealed to the central and UT administration to withdraw the decision. (CNS)
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