Srinagar: In view of the Pakistani aggression in the Jammu and Kashmir region, the CRPF has proposed to set up 29 permanent camps in Jammu and Kashmir. The places for the camps have been identified, and the proposals for allotment of these places have already been submitted with the Jammu and Kashmir administration.
Till last year, no one could purchase land in Jammu and Kashmir, in view of Article 370 and Article 35 contained in it, awarding special status to Jammu and Kashmir. It was not possible even for the defence forces to acquire land for their bases in the state in view of the act. The places were made available to them on a lease basis. But now, with the abrogation of Article 370, the blocks have been cleared for the defence forces to set up permanent camps in Jammu and Kashmir.
CRPF proposes to set up nine camps in Jammu sector and 20 camps in Kashmir sector. These include a place in Ramban district of Jammu. CRPF has demanded 41.77 acres of land for this camp. Along with this, places have been demanded at Kathua, Jammu, Udhampur, Doda, Reasi and Rajouri. Proposals for centres in Srinagar, Budgam, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Baramulla, Kupwara, Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian also have been submitted.
Last week, a meeting of the union home ministry was held in New Delhi. This proposal was presented during this meeting. Senior officials of the CRPF and senior officials from the Jammu and Kashmir union territory administration and police were present in the meeting.