Srinagar Nov 3: The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) on Tuesday said the government statement on new land laws in the union territory was an attempt to mislead the people and called for rollback of these laws.
It questioned the official statement mentioning that bulk of agriculture land will not be transferred to people from outside the union territory.
“The statement is an attempt to mislead people on new land laws,” the party said.
The JKPCC said the new laws now allow land to be transferred to non-state subjects, depriving the people of Jammu and Kashmir of their rights.
“The amendments introduced in the Land Revenue Act is unacceptable to people of JK and Ladakh,” the party said.
“The laws now introduced were aimed at disempowering people, which is not only unfortunate but a serious matter and must be nullified in order to put an end to the fear and chaos that has struck the people in shape of new land law,” it added.
Support Ethical Journalism. Support The Dispatch
The Dispatch is a sincere effort in ethical journalism. Truth, Accuracy, Independence, Fairness, Impartiality, Humanity and Accountability are key elements of our editorial policy. But we are still not able to generate great stories, because we don’t have adequate resources. As more and more media falls into corporate and political control, informed citizens across the world are funding independent journalism initiatives. Here is your chance to support your local media startup and help independent journalism survive. Click the link below to make a payment of your choice and be a stakeholder in public spirited journalism