What did you do last valentine’s day? Spent time with the one you love? In Jammu the people spent their day hugging trees! A really nice gesture to show your love for nature, right. But is it just this much behind this act? There is a lot more to the story.
On 10th Oct 2019, a project proposal for “expansion of judicial infrastructure at Jammu ” was submitted to the secretary, law, justice, and parliamentary affairs department by the Registrar General, J&K High Court requesting allotment of land by the State Government. . It is one of the very rare projects which get approval on every front so smoothly. It got clearance within 12 days. The proposal was hurriedly passed since soon the Kashmir Reorganization Act was going to come into effect from 31st Oct 2019. And then passing this proposal under Indian Forest Act, 1927 would have been a way more difficult challenge than getting it approved under J&K Forest Act, 1997 as it has fewer sections than the IFA. This project is pertaining to the shift of the 15 year old High Court complex situated in Janipur to a new location in Raika forest.