India introduces new laws allowing non-residents to buy land in IOJ&K

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

28th Oct, 2020. 12:19 pm
Delhi Discloses New Laws: Indians Can Now Buy Land In IOJ&K

New Delhi notified the Occupied Kashmiris of a new law that provides Indian residents with the rights of buying land in IOJ&K.

New rules for the disputed territory, called UT of Jammu and Kashmir Re-organization (Adaptation of Central Laws) Third Order 2020, was announced by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs.

According to reports, the notification enables any Indian citizen in the Indian occupied Kashmir to purchase the land.

The new legislation has abolished the requirement that people buying land in the occupied territories ought to be the permanent residents of the disputed region, reports said.

The decision was deemed “unacceptable amendments to the land ownership laws” of the disputed Kashmir region, stated by former chief ministers of the occupied land.

The Centre’s decision to ban the selling of non-agricultural territory in IOJ&K was denounced by National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and People’s Democratic Party (PDP president Mehbooba Mufti).

As per the reports, Delhi has revealed new guidelines that permit any Indian resident to purchase land in Occupied Kashmir Valley.

According to the notice given by the Ministry of Home Affairs, no domicile or the requirement of being a citizen of IOJ&K needed to buy non-rural land in Jammu and Kashmir.

On contrary, the agricultural land must be bought by agriculturalists or people involved in agricultural practices. While addressing the media Omar Abdullah said, “They are intended to change the demography of this place.”

Earlier on October 27, Kashmiris around the world observed Black Day in order to remember India’s domination against Jammu and Kashmir.

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