The Central Government issued a notification Monday, Now any Indian citizen can now buy land in Jammu and Kashmir, except agricultural and municipality area.
The Jammu and Kashmir political parties have called the central government’s notification unacceptable, saying it will hit ‘poorer small land-holding’ farmers in the union territory. The Former J&K chief minister and National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah tweeted that the amendments were unacceptable
Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah says unacceptable
The Former F&K Chief Minister Mr Omar Abdullah said, Unacceptable amendments to the land ownership laws of J&K. Even the tokenism of domicile has been done away with when purchasing non-agricultural land & transfer of agricultural land has been made easier. J&K is now up for sale & the poorer small landholding owners will suffer.
There’s much confusion about whether Ladakh has been included in the new land ownership order. I don’t know what would be worse: that Ladakh has also been betrayed by the Centre or that only J&K has been put up for sale, thus betraying the centre’s true intentions & bias
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs introduced the changes relating to the land laws through an order called the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of Central Laws) Third Order, 2020, drawing a strong reaction from political parties.