Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Home Politics 'Unacceptable', 'highway robbery': Opposition suffers meltdown after central government makes way for any Indian...

‘Unacceptable’, ‘highway robbery’: Opposition suffers meltdown after central government makes way for any Indian to buy land in J&K

Prior to the passage of the law, Indian citizens from elsewhere were legally forbidden from purchasing laws in the erstwhile state and the subsequent Union Territory following the abrogation of Article 370.

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday notified a new land law in Jammu & Kashmir that provides Indians from the rest of the country with the opportunity to buy land in the Union Territory. Prior to the passage of the law, Indian citizens from elsewhere were legally forbidden from purchasing laws in the erstwhile state and the subsequent Union Territory following the abrogation of Article 370.

Following the passage of the new land law, opposition parties, as expected, are up in arms against the central government. There is a visible meltdown on social media from political parties with ‘secular’ credentials. Omar Abdullah called the amendment “unacceptable” claiming that “even the token of domicile has been done away with”.

Senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury describe the new land law as “highway robber” and declared, “This cannot be allowed”.

PDP supremo Mehbooba Mufti claimed the new land law is another step in the central government’s “nefarious designs to disempower and disenfranchise people of Jammu and Kashmir”. She further added that the passage of the emphasises the need for the people of all “three provinces of J&K” to fight unitedly. She was probably referring to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. Quite clearly, Mehbooba Mufti does not appear to have come to terms with the fact that Ladakh will never be a part of Jammu and Kashmir again.

The Kashmir Committee of the Pakistani Parliament, too, joined in the charade to demonstrate their impotent rage. It claimed that the new land law is in violation of UN resolutions on Kashmir.

The meltdown was also evident in certain intellectual circles of the liberal end of the political spectrum. Devika Mittal, who claims to be an assistant professor at Delhi University, claimed that the new land law is an ‘act of invasion’ by a ‘fascist regime’.

It is pertinent to note here that the new land law is consistent with laws in the rest of India. Until now, people of Jammu & Kashmir could buy land in other regions of India but Indians from other states did not have the right to but land in J&K. The new law carries forward the intended purpose of the abrogation of Article 370, that is, further integration of J&K with the Indian mainstream.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

Searched termsJ&K land law
OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

More controversial TISS papers surface: ‘India controlled Kashmir’, ‘Military Occupation’, romance with a research subject and embracing Islam

The 'pro-Azaadi' paper was authored by one Sreyasi Mukherjee and submitted at the Guwahati campus of TISS.

They tortured me physically, mentally, abused my religion and my God: Read how women in Mamata Banerjee’s West Bengal are being victimised

Ground report by Organiser reveals the horrifying stories of sexual assault on women in the post-poll violence in West Bengal

NCW takes cognisance of OpIndia’s report on Loyola College ex lecturer’s struggle against sexual predators, asks Chairman Provincial to take action

NCW has taken cognisance of OpIndia's report about the 13-year long battle of an ex-lecturer of Loyola College against sexual harassment

First Bengal violence and then Narada: Second Supreme Court judge from Bengal recuses from hearing the case against Bengal govt

During the hearing, Justice Hemant Gupta informed that Justice Aniruddha Bose has some reservations about the case.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath invokes NSA against Noida mass conversion accused, links to those who entered Dasna temple with poison emerge

After mass conversion racket was busted in Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath has instructed the agencies to invoke NSA against accused.

Gujarat: Police books one Imran Ansari under anti-conversion law for abduction, forced marriage and rape of a Jain girl

The accused coerced the victim into having a physical relationship and attempted to convert her to Islam for nikkah (marriage).

Recently Popular

How Venkatesh Prasad is winning hearts with his ‘Sanghi’ posts, one tweet at a time

Venkatesh Prasad demonstrated the Surya Namaskar for his followers, performed in deference to the Sun God.

Ravish Kumar appears massively frustrated as India administers 85 lakh COVID vaccines in single day, this is why he does not make sense

Ravish Kumar goes on a ranting spree to hate on PM Modi by camouflaging propaganda as 'criticism' over COVID-19 vaccination

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren fails to meet Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi despite 4-days wait: Details

The Dialy Pioneer has cited quoting sources that the JMM chief is not happy over Rahul and Sonia ignoring him and instead meeting TN CM Stalin.

Republic TV issues statement over Arnab Goswami’s disappearance from the news network: Here is what they said

Arnab Goswami was last seen on May 2 during a discussion on West Bengal assembly polls. He will make a return on Monday.

Fact Check: Is “Raam” with the photo of Lord Ram printed on it is the world’s most expensive currency

As Raam is not a legal tender issued by a sovereign state or a central bank, it is not a regular currency, it is actually a bearer bond
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,564FansLike
555,185FollowersFollow
24,400SubscribersSubscribe