Ground Report | New Delhi: Land transfers to CRPF in Kashmir; The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday allotted land to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for setting up permanent camps at eight locations in south Kashmir.
Land transfers to CRPF in Kashmir
These camps will be made for CRPF soldiers and their families. The due to this decision of the administration of the Union Territory, there is an apprehension among the common people that the CRPF is going to make its permanent base in the valley.
The decision to allot 65 acres of land to CRPF for setting up ‘Battalion Camping Sites’ at Anantnag, Pulwama, and Shopian were approved in a meeting of the Administrative Council chaired by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, a spokesman of the Jammu and Kashmir Administration said.
accommodation to CRPF families
“This decision will provide safe and proper accommodation to the Central Reserve Police Force personnel and their families,” the spokesperson said. Officials say that the CRPF already has some permanent and many temporary camps in Kashmir. They were established decades ago. But this is the first time in the last several years that the CRPF has been given land on a large scale. In the changed circumstances, this decision has deepened the atmosphere of doubt among the common people.
Officials said that permanent camps would be set up in Brah, Jummo and Bhanpahari villages of Anantnag. Alpora-Shekhpora and Zavura-Badarhama in Shopian; and Okhu, Kadlabal and Koil in Pulwama. “They (CRPF personnel) are now mostly posted in rented accommodation like hotels or government buildings,” an official said.
A leader of the People’s Democratic Party said elected governments were against handing over permanent campsites to forces. “But they (the government) are free to do anything now (after the special status ended in 2019). Such measures will further alienate people and strengthen the perception that the government is bent on changing the demography of Kashmir,” he said.
A government statement said: “The land will be transferred against payment as per the notified stamp duty rates for the year 2021.” In a separate order, the Administrative Council recently provided relief under Services Recruitment Rule 43 to the next of kin of non-resident victims of extremist violence.
Terrorists recently killed several migrants whose families are now entitled to government jobs in J&K on compassionate grounds. Such employment was earlier available only to local people, most of the government jobs under Article 370 were reserved for permanent residents.
The government spokesperson said that 122 kanals in Kupwara, Baramulla, and Budgam districts of the Kashmir division have also been sanctioned to be shifted in favor of Disaster Management Relief, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction Department so that 1 for Kashmiri migrant workers appointed under PM. To construct BHK housing. development package.