In order to relocate the Jammu High Court complex, the government has proposed to cut down more than 38,000 green trees in the Raika forest located in the outskirts of Jammu. The move is being opposed by the local activists. According to the locals, the move will threaten not only the biodiversity of the forest but also will force more than 40 tribal families to move out of the forest. Around 40 hectares of land are to be taken over for the construction of the complex. The activists have been protesting in Jammu.
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