Pulwama, Nov 13: After asking to vacate from the alleged state land, the locals from Oukhoo village of Kakapora here in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district staged a protest stating that if land is snatched from them, they will intensify their protest in coming days.
Pertinently, over 524 kanals of land have been transferred to CRPF in 11 villages of 3 Southern districts of Kashmir while 80 kanals of land has been transferred to CRPF in Oukoo village of Kakapora to establish Battalion Camping Sites.
The protesters said they have been living here since ages and now suddenly it has been declared state land.
“If the land in question is snatched from them, they will hit the roads as they have nowhere to go,” one of the protesters said.
They said the government is intending to give 80 kanals of land to CRPF in their village. “Where the local population will go. We are the real inhabitants, and it is totally unjust to vacate the inhabitants and establish Battalion Camping Sites for CRPF,” the protesters said, adding that the government should consider their decision.
Local Panchayat Committee also participated in the protest and appealed to the government to reverse the decision.
Earlier, Government identified the land in three districts of South Kashmir that has to be transferred to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for establishing Battalion Camping Sites. These three districts are Anantnag, Shopian and Pulwama and the land comprise of 524 kanals and 11 marlas. (KNT)
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