Despite a ban imposed by the government, construction activities on state land remain unchecked in the Singhpora village of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
During the last three years, many residents have constructed concrete buildings on the state land and authorities in the past have claimed that they have demolished the illegal structures.
However, the spot inspection conducted reveals that many new structures are coming up at the place and few influential persons have started to demark the land for the construction purposes.
“We informed every concerned official about the illegal construction on state land. But the action against the accused remain only on papers,” the locals said.
Locals blame political affiliation of the accused persons for carrying out such constructions in violation of the agreement between two groups of the village.
Earlier two months back a minority group from the village claimed their right to the land. However later, Revenue officials sorted out the matter, by reaching an agreement between the two parties. The officials and the residents decided that no construction will be allowed on the land from any side.
However, barely after two months few influential persons started raising structures on the land.
Kashmir Vision tried to contact the concerned officials in the district but the repeated calls were not answered by the Assistant Commissioner (Revenue) Anantnag,
“I have sent concerned Patwari to frame a detailed report of the illegal construction going on in the village. We will take strict action against those who are violating government orders,” said Gulam Rasool, Tehsildar Pahalgam.