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179 school buildings, 37 hospitals and 31 industrial units have been vacated from the government forces which they had occupied since the outbreak of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir.

This was stated by the minister for Horticulture Abdul Rehman Veeri on Thursday in reply to a question in the legislative council.

However he added “as on today, 1,307 private houses, 278 government buildings, 27 hotels, 5 cinema halls, 3 hospital and 18 industrial units are still under the occupation of security forces in the state and efforts are on to ensure their evacuation.”

He said that 1,474 buildings, including 179 schools and 34 hotels besides 56 bunkers, have been vacated from security forces in the state.

Veeri said that till date, 1,474 premises and 56 bunkers have been vacated from Army and other forces in view of improvement in security environment of the state.

Of these, 179 schools, 922 private buildings, 268 government buildings, 37 hospitals, 34 hotels, 31 industrial units and 3 cinema halls have been vacated from the security forces and the Army, he said.

Veeri said that similarly 56 bunkers have also been removed from public places in Srinagar from 2009 till date.


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