Jammu : The Indian Army has vacated all the government buildings under its occupation in Jammu and Kashmir and the rent for the orchards and agricultural land occupied by the troopers would be enhanced, Governor S.K. Sinha said Monday.
Sinha was addressing the joint session of the state legislature on the opening day of the 2008 budget session here.
In his over-75-minute speech, the governor said that the army had vacated all the government buildings – schools, hospitals and primary health centres – across the state. He, however, did not give the number of buildings vacated.
The governor added that the government would enhance the rent for the orchards and other civilian properties, which are currently occupied by the army and other security forces.
He made an impassioned plea to all parties to shun partisan politics. “The task of nation building stands much higher than the partisan politics,” the governor said.