Crescent Kashmir

MHA says only 34 outsiders have bought properties post abrogation of article 370

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By: Muzamil Bhat CK


While the government has said that they have eased all the restrictions for the purchase of property in Jammu and Kashmir Union Home Ministry said in Lok Sabha that since the abrogation of article 370 only 34 persons from outside Jammu and Kashmir, have purchased properties.

According to GNS while reporting about the MHA answer about the purchase of properties in Jammu and Kashmir by the outsiders it said in its news report on Tuesday as follows.

On 15 December last, the MHA had informed that “seven plots of land” have been purchased by persons from outside, meaning thereby that 27 more people have bought the properties in J&K in the last three months.

While the previous purchases were restricted to the Jammu division, the MHA informed that the properties have been bought in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district also.

“As per the information provided by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, 34 persons from outside the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) have bought properties in UT of J&K after abrogation of Article 370,” Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said in a written reply, a copy of which is with GNS.

“The properties are located in Jammu, Reasi, Udhampur and Ganderbal districts,” Rai said while responding to a question by parliamentarian Haji Fazlur Rehman of Bahujan Samaj Party.

Rehman had sought to know the number of people from outside the Jammu and Kashmir who have bought property in J&K after the abrogation of Article 370 and the location of the areas where the properties have been purchased.

In August last year, the Home Ministry informed Parliament that two persons from outside J&K have purchased properties in the J&K following the effective annulling of the Article 370, which barred people from outside J&K to buy land or property in the region. The wires of the government decision have been challenged before the Supreme Court in a bunch of petitions but the apex court has not fixed any hearing date hitherto despite applications for early hearings recently.

With GNS inputs

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