Protest in Srinagar for evacuation of land grabbed by Indian Air Force

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, people from adjoining areas of Srinagar Airport staged a protest, seeking evacuation of their land by Indian Air Force and Srinagar airport authorities.

Scores of people from Naaru, Ichgam and Gudsuth areas of Srinagar gathered at Press Enclave and raised slogans in favour of their demands.

“The land falls at what is known as Karewa Damdor is a total of 168 kanals which is under the Indian Air Force and the Srinagar airport since 1947 and we are getting Rs 155 per Kanal,” said Ghulam Nabi Butt one of the protestors.

The residents said that their land under the use of the Indian Air Force and the Airport is not being accounted for. “We have been writing to the authorities in this regard, but we have not received any response; it is a joke that we are given a meagre Rs 155 per month and that too we get after a delay of several months,” they said.

The protestors said that the meagre Rs 155 which they get is also released after a span of 7 months and in getting the amount released, they have to spend money out of their pocket. “We demand that we should be given land back; we do not want any compensation at all,” the land owners said.—KMS