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Kasmir: Mehbooba says no plan to establish sainik colony

 2016-05-09 09:20:48.0

Mehbooba-Mufti-Getty-Resized-April-26Tahlka news Bureau,

Srinagar:�J&K�CM�Mehbooba Mufti has clarified that there is no proposal for establishing a Sainik Colony for retired defence personnel in Kashmir Valley.

Mehbooba cleared that no land has been allotted for Sainik Colony. "The demand for it is not by soldiers from outside the state. This is merely a demand as of now. The government has not allotted any land for it till this date," she said.

Mehbooba's predecessor Omar Abdullah had claimed that the state government wanted to set up Sainik Colony for retired defence personnel belonging to the state. The opposition has been saying that ex-servicemen belonging to the state have been demanding land for a housing colony.

The PDP-BJP government had on Saturday asserted that it has not allotted any land for establishing Sainik colony housing project for ex-servicemen in the Valley and slammed such claims saying they were "highly motivated" and "aimed at disturbing peace".

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