Jammu & Kashmir

Review decision to declare land in Gulmarg, Sonamarg as ‘strategic areas’: Tarigami to Admin

An wide view of snow covered area in Gulmarg. [FPK Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration must review its decision to ‘declare’ 1034 kanals of land at the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg and 354 kanals in another popular tourist destination Sonmarg as “strategic areas” for the use of armed forces, CPI (M) member Mohammad Yousaf Tarigami said on Thursday.

“These are two most popular tourist destinations in the valley,” the senior politician said, adding, “there were already a lot of areas with the army for such purposes.”

Gulmarg and Sonamarg along with Pahalgam are three most popular tourist destinations in the Valley which need to be promoted for tourism purposes, Tarigami said underlining need of the hour is to develop tourism infrastructure in Kashmir which can generate employment for burgeoning numbers of unemployed youths.

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