Unauthorised occupation of Army and other security forces in Jammu and Kashmir

Reported by

Mir FarhatLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

October 28, 2019

Location of Conflict

Jammu & Kashmir


Jammu, Kathua, Poonch, Rajouri, Ramban, Reasi, Samba, Udhampur, Anantnag, Bandipora, Baramulla, Budgam, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Kupwara, Pulwama, Shopian, Srinagar, Kargil, Leh


Region Classification

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Defence and Security Establishments



Type of Land


Type of Common Land

Forest and Non-Forest, Non-Forest (Grazing Land)


Jammu and Kashmir



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People Affected
by Conflict


Investment Affected (in Crores)

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)


The army, CRPF, and other security forces have occupied illegally state and private land of people in 21 of the 22 districts in Jammu and Kashmir since 1985. They have established their cantonments, camps, bases, artillery training grounds and other setups. The state government and the local residents have time and again raised the demand with the Government of India and defence ministry to vacate the land so that government and people could use for development and other useful purposes. However, the defence ministry has not yet responded positively to the demands. People are not allowed to move into these areas; grazing of cattle is not permitted; people's right to work being violated; In the majority of cases, the livelihood of farmers has been affected.

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Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Revenue department, Government of Jammu & Kashmir

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