JK govt orders demarcation of Poonch Fort land


In an effort to restore the glory of a historic monument, authorities in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district have ordered demarcation of the land pertinent to the Poonch Fort to remove encroachments.

District Development Commissioner, Poonch, Mohammad Aijaz constituted a three-member team to carry out the exercise and asked to submit its report in two weeks, an official spokesperson said today.

The team has been constituted with assistant commissioner, revenue as the chairman and tehsildar haveli and executive officer municipality as its members.

The civil society of Poonch has expressed its concern over encroachments around the Poonch Fort and demanded removal of the same and restoration of the beauty of the fort.

The repair and renovation works of the fort are in progress under the supervision of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

The removal of encroachments would pave way for restoration of the beauty of one of the oldest forts in the state.