Authorities to provide land for Sainik Colonies in J-K

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LG Manoj Sinha interacted with veterans, veer naris, and next of kin on Armed Forces Veterans' Day
LG Manoj Sinha interacted with veterans, veer naris, and next of kin on Armed Forces Veterans' Day

JAMMU — Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday said that this year the J&K administration will give land for the construction of Sainik Colonies in both Kashmir and Jammu for the families and NoK’s of fallen heroes.

The Lieutenant Governor also advocated the participation of retired soldiers, officers and policemen in the ongoing fight against militancy, stating, “Terrorism was on its deathbed but the adversary was trying to fuel it again.”

Addressing the function in Jammu after interacting with the veterans, veer Naris and NoKs of slain soldiers, the LG as per the news agency KNO said that four crore tourists visited the UT in the past two years.

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“1.88 crore tourists visited J&K in 2022 and 2.12 crore guests visited the UT in 2023. There is a peaceful atmosphere prevailing in J&K but our adversary can’t digest the peace and continues its efforts of abetting terrorism,” the LG said.

“In the recent security review meeting, I advocated that ex-servicemen including officers, soldiers, policemen should be roped in for the decisive fight against terrorism,” the LG said.

He said that Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia for the families of fallen soldiers was too low. “I will ensure that the amount is raised this year only,” the LG said.

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