Crescent Kashmir

Legality of the matter

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Kashmir mainstream political parties have not only decided to give a political fight to the BJP government at the centre regarding its Kashmir policies which they feel are anti-people and against the basic rights of the residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

All the fears in Jammu region have come true when recently Home Ministry amended the land laws of Jammu and Kashmir, paving the way for the purchase of land by any individual of any state in Jammu and Kashmir without any prior process as was required earlier.

Domicile law, and now the new land laws have brought all the mainstream political parties barring BJP on the same page in Jammu and Kashmir especially in the Jammu region as people feel that the impact of the land laws would be felt more in Jammu then in Kashmir valley.

There have been a number of protests held by different political parties in Jammu region including National Conference, PDP and Congress and they have got a lot of public support for safeguarding the land of Jammu for the future generations.

In this context recently one of the parties of PAGD, JK Peoples Conference submitted a fresh plea before the Supreme Court asking for an early hearing of many writ petitions clubbed together and referred to the constitution bench of the court, challenging the legality of the decisions taken by the Union Government.

In the plea they have said that the recent changes and laws will have an “irreparable impact on the rights of the citizens of J&K, including creation of domicile rights and third-party rights in land ownership”.

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