The Central Government made several changes in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on 26 October under the Jammu Kashmir Reorganization Act. After which outsiders got the right to buy land in Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier, the laws which were within the state made it mandatory for land ownership, permanent residents to be with them.
After this change, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti while speaking to reporters at her residence on Thursday said that Jammu and Kashmir has been converted into a prison. The voice of politicians, journalists, and members of civil society is being suppressed here. PDP supporters have protested in Jammu against new land laws for Jammu and Kashmir.
Changes in Jammu Kashmir Land Revenue Act
Modi government has been looking to lift the restrictions that prevent outsiders from buying land in Jammu and Kashmir. A large section of the country was waiting for this law to change. BJP leaders shared this information on social media that now anyone can buy land in Jammu and Kashmir.
With this change, there is no restriction on purchasing any land in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Now the industry can be established in the area without involving residents. However, despite the changes, restrictions on the purchase of agricultural land will continue. With the permission of the District Collector, agricultural land can be converted into non-agricultural land, but for this also prior approval from Revenue Minister will be required. Changes in the laws of Jammu and Kashmir will not apply to Ladakh.
Mehbooba Mufti continues to lash out at the government
Mehbooba Mufti said that “On Thursday, members of the PDP wanted to carry out a march in Kashmir, but they were arrested and the PDP office was sealed. I tried to meet them at the police station but I was not allowed. Kashmir has no habit of forgetting anything, no matter what it is.”
He accused the government of converting Jammu and Kashmir into prison and trying to loot the resources here. She said, ” this is complete anarchy. When the people of Ladakh protested, they were taken by plane to Delhi and asked about their problems. But today the people of Ladakh are also regretting it. Instead of giving bread to poor people, they are asked to buy land in Jammu and Kashmir. I will continue to raise my voice against the government.”
Mehbooba said that “We are not politicians of Twitter. We will not stay in, we will come out. Every day a new dictate is being issued by the Modi government. If they are so strong then why not compete with China, who killed our 20 soldiers. Is the entire security force only for the people of Jammu and Kashmir? ”
Terrorist attacks continue in Jammu and Kashmir
While the struggle between Mehbooba Mufti and the central government is on to implement their ideas, people are paying the price for it by giving up their lives. News of encounters with terrorists is common. Terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir are not new but its victims are now being localized. Three BJP workers were killed in a terrorist attack late on Thursday night. Those who died were Fida Hussain, Umar Rashid Baig, and Omar Ramadan Hazm. Among the deceased activists was a member of the BJP District Youth Wing.
Prime Minister Modi condemned this and tweeted that these energetic youth were doing a great job in Jammu and Kashmir.
A few days ago many leaders of Jammu and Kashmir including Mehbooba Mufti were freed. Since then, the voices of opposition to the government in Jammu and Kashmir have been getting louder. Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah, and many leaders of Kashmir have been alleging that the government is suppressing their voice. But every day their statement remains in newspaper headlines. The Modi government is not in a mood to back down from its intentions, the latest example of this being seen with the change in the land revenue act of Jammu and Kashmir.