Jammu & Kashmir

JK Admin allocates land for Sainik Colonies to accommodate families of slain armed forces personnel

Migrant colony in Kashmir. [File Photo]

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday said that the JK admin will give land in Kashmir and Jammu for the construction of Sainik Colonies to accommodate families of slain armed forces personnel.

Sinha advocated the participation of retired armed forces personnel in the ongoing fight against militancy stating that militancy was on its deathbed but the adversary was trying to fuel it again.

Addressing the function in Jammu after interacting with the veterans, veer Naris and NoKs of slain armed forces personnel, said that four crore tourists visited the UT in the past two years.

“1.88 Crore tourists visited JK in 2022 and 2.12 Crore guests visited the UT in 2023. There is a peaceful atmosphere prevailing but our adversary can’t digest the peace and continues its efforts of abetting terrorism,” the LG said.

“In the recent security review meeting, I advocated that ex-servicemen including officers, soldiers, policemen should be roped in for the decisive fight against the militancy,” the LG said.

He said that Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia for the families of slain armed forces personnel was too less. “I will ensure that the amount is raised this year only,” the LG said.

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