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Srinagar: A Hyderabad-based major infrastructure company, Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Ltd which is responsible for the construction of the 14.5-kilometer Zojila Tunnel has chopped off 338 trees without seeking permission from the Forest Department. The fallen trees are lying along the roadside while Forest Department officials have submitted a report to Divisional Forest Officer Ganderbal seeking action against the Agency under law. “There is a road passing through the forest area of Nilgrath. We had…

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Administration has started demolishing temporary Kaccha houses of Gujjar and Bakarwal tribes in Kashmir’s Pahalgam area. Gujjars and Barkarwals who stay in Kashmir for six months in the summer season, have already migrated to areas of Jammu leaving behind their temporary structures here. On Friday a video was shared on a social media platform showing a Gujjar Kotha (temporary structure) being demolished by the forest authorities. The video has evoked…