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Land grab

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In 2002, their land was ‘forcibly’ occupied by the Army. Nine years after, the inhabitants of Fakirpora, a hamlet in Drugmulla-Kupwara, are still waiting for the Army to vacate 62 kanals of their land or pay the necessary compensation. “It was January 2002 when army told us that they want our land. When we refused, curfew was imposed and shoot at sight orders were announced. We were not allowed to move out for three days and after the cordon was lifted, we found our lands fenced and circled with barricades,” says Javid Ahmad, a villager. Picture: Muhabit-ul-Haq The land which

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