Tosmaidan Lease:RTI Movement seeks clarification from Govt

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Right to Information (RTI) Movement has said that it is shocked to read the statement of army spokesman Lt Col N N Joshi in a local daily in which he stated that they have not been given any alternative by government of Jammu and Kashmir so far.

A spokesman of JKRTI movement said: “Army spokesman also refused any kind of communication between army and Govt of J & K. 

J & K RTI Movement and Tossamaidan Bachave Front seek immediate clarifications on these contradictory statements given by army and Government and seek explanation from Government if they have given any alternatives.

Establishment order of civil military liaison committee should be immediately made public to avoid any agitation from stake holders. Said Chairman J & K RTI Movement and Co Convenor NCPRI,Dr Shaikh Ghulam Rasool. 

Categorical order of lease cancellation should be issued before 16th April so that Tossamaidan is handed over to civil administration and people of that area. He added.

All the meetings of high level panel constituted by Chief Minister and civil military liaison meeting reports should be made public immediately. Said  Farooq Kuthoo, spokesman J & K RTI Movement.

PRO defense reacts

The army has denied to have commented on alternative land being given by the government in lieu of Tosmaidan firing range.

In a statement Lt Col N N Joshi, the PRO Defense has said: “It is brought out that I have never commented on alternative land being given by the Govt.” The PRO defense has reacted to a statement issued by JK RTI Movement.

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