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Jammu and Kashmir: ‘Unexpected’ Demolition Drives Left Several Homeless, Jobless in 2020

The ‘unexpected’ demolition drives conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir administration in different areas of the Kashmir Valley this bone-chilling winter have rendered hundreds of people homeless and jobless.

The demolition drives are being carried out by teams established by the district magistrates of different areas of Valley after notices had been issued from March onwards, asking people to vacate the land.

…. locals claim that these structures had been in their possession for years and the demolition drives are part of the changes that have been wrought in the Valley since Article 370 was abrogated in August 2019 and Jammu and Kashmir lost its special status….