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After dissent by farmers, Kashmir admin turns down BSF’s proposal for 515 kanals of land

After opposition by farmers, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has turned down the Border Security Force’s proposal for allotment of 515 kanals of land to the force for setting up the paramilitary force’s key location point in Samba district.

It has instead asked the district administration to identify 160 kanals of land for the purpose.

The Financial Commissioner Revenue rejected the land acquisition case of BSF on the ground that a huge chunk of land cannot be given to the force and asked the border force and DC Samba to identify suitable land measuring 160 kanals.

“……FCR has rejected the case file on the ground that huge chunk of land measuring 515 KI 18 MI cannot be given to BSF and asked BSF and DC Samba to identify suitable state land measuring 20 acres (160 Kanals),” reads the documents accessed by a news agency.

The farmers had opposed the acquisition of land for setting up KLP by BSF and submitted objections against the plan to Lieutenant Governor. The LG’s office had forwarded the objections to the Revenue department and the same was also forwarded to DC Samba on February 9, 2021, for a factual report.

The matter came up for discussion during a meeting chaired by divisional commissioner Jammu on March 27 in Jammu.

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