Return Land which is no longer required for purposes by Army says Mehbooba Mufti

Vastavam web: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today sought the intervention of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the return of the state land which is no longer required for operational purposes by the Army.Mufti had a one-on-one meeting with Sitharaman at Pahalgam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district where the defence minister had come to attend a meeting of the executive council of Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports, an official spokesman said.The chief minister pressed for the speeding up of cases of revision and payment of rent in respect of the land owners of High Ground, Anantnag whose land is being used by the Army, the spokesman said.
Sitharaman assured Mufti to look into the issue of revision and payment of rent to the land owners of High Ground, Anantnag. She regretted the delay and inconvenience caused all these years to the land owners who have not been paid rent, the spokesman said.Sitharaman said that it was only during her first meeting with Mufti recently that her attention was drawn towards this issue by the chief minister.