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Security forces vacate 1,225 buildings in J&K

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 16:08

Jammu: Committed to decreasing the footprint
of security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government
has ensured that the forces have been vacated from 1,225
buildings in the state till date.

"As many as 1,225 buildings including 427 government
buildings have been vacated from occupation of the security
forces in Jammu and Kashmir till date," officials of the state
Home Ministry said here.

Apart from the 427 government buildings, 766 private
houses and 32 hotels were vacated from the occupation of the
security forces, they said.

The officials said 100 government buildings were vacated
in 2010-11, including 39 educational institutes and 8 health

The buildings were vacated by shifting the security
forces to alternate accommodation being constructed in a
phased manner, they said, adding that Jammu and Kashmir
government is committed to lessen the footprint of the
security forces in the state, depending upon the improvement
in the security situation.


First Published: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 16:08

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