KNB News Desk
Srinagar 25 March (KNB): Two families, living in Shahanwar colony at Watdooru Galwanpora area of Budgam district, are being kicked out from their homes despite being in possession of the land for years.
Families of Owais Adil Parray and Bashir Ahmad Mir have been living in Shahanwar colony together for many years.
Parray had purchased two Kanals of land in 1999 and is living there from last 6 years and adjacent to it, Mir had purchased two kanals of land in 2010 and is living there from last 7 years.
Mir and Parray told Kashmir News Bureau that in 2018 some people, who claimed to have purchased 3 Kanals of Land in the same area in 1993, approached High Court Srinagar seeking demarcation/possession of the land.
They said that HC ordered constitution of a team of revenue officers for the said job.
“The team made it clear in their report that the petitioners were never in possession of the land there,” they added.
“Due to the demarcation, the Khasra numbers were messed up and the team which conducted the demarcation, in their report said that land in the colony was sold as per plots and not as per survey numbers,” Mir and Parray said.
They said that the applicant even produced a copy of the sale deed along with Shajra Kaat, which were forged and even a case regarding it is under investigation.
However, Tehsildar Budgam on 22nd of March issued an order regarding the dispute over possession of 3 Kanals of land.
As per the order, the applicant (Nasreen Jan) is entitled to the possession of the said land (presently in possession of Mir and Parray) and it is ordered upon the authorities of the concerned department to ensure that the above piece of land is given possession of to the applicant on spot on 27th of March 2021.
Talking to Kashmir News Bureau, Parray and Mir said the order issued by Tehsildar makes no sense.
Distressed due to the tragedy which awaits their families on 27th of this month, they asked, “How can they evict us, our families, our children from our homes?” adding that the law has failed them.
Pertinent to mention, that Parray and Mir, both have all the legal documents which they submitted to Srinagar Municipal Corporation and accordingly were given permission to construct their houses.
Furthermore, Mir and Parray said, “The matter should have gone to Civil Court instead of the revenue authority and moreover the revenue authority cannot expel us from our property after so many years of possession.”
In a state of despair, they said that if the order is allowed to be executed, we will be rendered completely homeless.
Regarding the matter, Kashmir News Bureau tried several times to contact Tahsildar Budgam Nusrat, but no response was given and afterwards the phone was switched off. (KNB)