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Indian citizens can now buy land in Jammu & Kashmir as govt amends laws

Ministry of Home Affairs has made several changes to the land laws, including allowing use of agricultural land for setting up facilities of public purpose

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National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said the amendments were unacceptable

Press Trust of India Srinagar
The Centre has paved the way for people from outside Jammu and Kashmir to buy land in the union territory by amending several laws, more than a year after the nullification of Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution.
 
In a gazette notification in Hindi and English, the Ministry of Home Affairs has made several changes to the land laws, including allowing use of agricultural land for setting up facilities of public purpose.
 
The most important tweak has been made in the Jammu and Kashmir Development Act that deals with disposal of land in the union territory as the Centre

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First Published: Oct 27 2020 | 8:14 PM IST

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