Badamibagh Cantonment Board is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Defence. Bukhari said that there have been reports that people living under the jurisdiction of the Cantonment Board are being asked to pay property tax. Instead of helping the troubled people since the year 2019, the government is pushing the people into a more dire situation.
He said that the decision to collect property tax from the local people should be withdrawn immediately as the people of the Valley were facing financial crunch. According to the board’s website, Badamibagh Cantonment is a ‘Class II’ cantonment established in 1954 and has an area of 1458.537 acres, of which 313.50 acres is civilian area.