Mehbooba-Omar spar in Assembly over Sainik Colony issue

Srinagar:The Chief Minister said she was not occupying the chair for pleasure. “Whether I stay in the chair for two days or two years, I will not allow anyone to play with the people of the state.”

Mehbooba last week made a statement in the Assembly that the government had not identified any land for setting up a sainik colony in Kashmir.

She said even if any such colony is set up, it would be only for retired soldiers who are permanent residents of the state as provided under the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir.

Omar has oppose the setting up of the proposed colony, saying “it could be a ruse to settle non-state subjects in Kashmir and hence bypass Article 370”.