Democratic Azad Party (DAP) chief Ghulam Nabi Azad met Union Home Minister Amit Shah to apprise him of “land eviction issues” in Jammu and Kashmir.
Recently, about 23,000 hectares of state and ‘waste’ land was reclaimed during the ongoing anti-encroachment drive in various districts of Jammu division.
In a statement, the DAP said Ghulam Nabi Azad met Amit Shah to inform him of the “serious unrest and uncertainty” among the public due to the eviction circular issued by the UT administration to all deputy commissioners on state land. but directed to remove the encroachment. Including lights and garbage.”
Azad told the home minister that since the last few decades, those who occupied small lands and built houses were mostly migrants and were mostly victims of militancy.
A major portion of 13,793 hectares of land was taken back from encroachers in Rajouri, followed by 6,100 hectares in Poonch, over 2,300 in Kishtwar, 15.9 hectares in Udhampur and a few parcels in Kathua and Samba districts.