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Demolition of buildings, shops on land allotted under Roshni Act begins

Last Updated on November 17, 2021 at 7:44 pm

J&K government has started demolition of private buildings, shops and retrieval of land allotted under controversial Roshni Act in Shopian district of Kashmir.

Besides retrieving land granted under this Act, an anti-encroachment drive against occupants of state land has also been intensified by the revenue authorities in the district.

The first drive against Roshni beneficiaries was carried out in Awneera Halqa of Zainapora and 15 kanals of land were retrieved during the drive and the action is in full swing in the district.

A village-wise list of encroached land has been made and the eviction process will be carried out in phases in the coming days.

The District Magistrate (DM) Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya said that the High Court directions would be implemented in letter and spirit to retrieve the encroached land along with the state land allotted under Roshni Act, 2007.