Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti today said that Indian government has converted Jammu and Kashmir into a military garrison by allocating land in tourist areas to armed forces.
While reacting on the allocation of 1034 kanals of land in Gulmarg and 354 in Sonamarg for Indian for armed forces, she wrote on twitter: “Allocating thousands of kanals to armed forces that too in tourist areas confirms Indian government’s intention to convert J&K into a military garrison. “Under the ‘state land’ pretext, our land is up for grabs & to add insult to injury locals are being evicted from their homes.”
As reported earlier, divisional commissioner Kashmir Pandurang Kondbarao Pole had said that it was just nod by government to allow the use of land to army for training purposes.
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