Only 9 Ancestral Properties Restored To Hindus In J&K Since August 2019


Only 9 Ancestral Properties Restored To Hindus In J&K Since August 2019

(*9*)Jammu and Kashmir was divided into two Union Territories in August 2019

New Delhi:

Only 9 ancestral properties of the Kashmiri Hindu neighborhood have been restored to them within the final two years since particular standing to Jammu and Kashmir was eliminated and it was divided into two Union Territories.

“Nine properties have been restored to their rightful owners. And 520 migrants have returned to Kashmir and have taken up jobs under the PM scheme,” Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai informed the Rajya Sabha at the moment.

Shiv Sena MP Anil Desai requested the federal government whether or not it has fashioned any authority to take requests from Hindus who’ve returned to Jammu and Kashmir to reclaim their ancestral properties.

The Home Ministry in an announcement replied that district magistrates are the authorized custodians of ancestral properties and may take motion on their very own in the event that they discover any encroachment. “The migrants can also request district magistrates in such cases,” the Home Ministry stated.

The centre additionally clarified on altered land legal guidelines in one of many two latest Union Territories. “As per the adapted land laws of Jammu and Kashmir, the government may, by notification in the official gazette, allow transfer of land, for public purposes such as education, charitable purpose and healthcare,” the Home Ministry stated.

Congress MP Akhilesh Singh requested whether or not a domicile or a everlasting resident certificates was wanted to purchase non-agricultural land in Jammu and Kashmir. The Home Ministry, replying to Mr Singh, stated that since August 5, 2019, the day particular standing was faraway from Jammu and Kashmir, all provisions of the Constitution are relevant to the Union Territory. This led to modifications in current legal guidelines in Jammu and Kashmir so as to conform to the provisions of the Constitution.

On steps for redistribution of land to finish poverty, the Home Ministry stated that beneath the Jammu and Kashmir Big Landed Estates Abolition Act, 1950, land was transferred to tillers.

The Home Ministry in its earlier reply on Tuesday informed parliament that solely two properties have been purchased within the final two years by individuals from exterior Jammu and Kashmir. Both properties had been bought in Jammu area and never Kashmir valley.


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