Jammu & Kashmir High Court orders Defence Ministry to pay ₹2.49 crore rent to persons dispossessed of land by Army

The Court held that the land allotted to Displaced Persons from PoK has been under unauthorized occupation by the Union of India since 1978. Additional rent should be paid for the period from 2009, the Court added.
High Court of J&K and Ladakh, Jammu
High Court of J&K and Ladakh, Jammu

The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh recently directed the Union Ministry of Defence to pay up pending rental dues of ₹ 2.49 crores to twenty-four families comprising Displaced Persons (DPs) from Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) whose land was illegally and forcibly taken over by the Indian Army in 1978 [Saroop Singh and Ors. V/S Union of India and Ors.].

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