Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Security forces vacate 1,225 buildings in J&K

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 institutions. 

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. 

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