Jammu: 34 people from outside have bought properties in Jammu and Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370 was abrogated and two Union Territories were carved out of the former state, the government said today in parliament.
“34 persons from outside from UT of J&K have bought properties in J&K after abrogation of article 370,” MoS Home Nityanand Rai said in Lok Sabha.
He also informed that these properties are located in jammu, reasi, Udhampur and Ganderbal districts
The central government scrapped special status to Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019.
After the complete merger of Jammu and Kashmir into the Union of India, the administration formulated a new definition for domicile for Jammu and Kashmir.
According to that definition, a person living there for at least 15 years is eligible to be a permanent resident of the Union Territory.
The government notification also extended domicile rights to central government employees who have served in the state for 10 years and their children.
Earlier, the Jammu and Kashmir assembly was constitutionally empowered to define who is a resident and only those people could apply for jobs or own property in the former state.
However, the home ministry last year amended a 2010 law, the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Decentralisation and Recruitment Act), and replaced the term “permanent residents” with “domiciles of Jammu and Kashmir”.