This is a massive assault on the rights of the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and grossly unconstitutional, Gupkar Alliance said in a statement
SRINAGAR — People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), the amalgamation of regional parties in Kashmir, on Tuesday strongly condemned repeal of J&K Land Laws thereby stripping the Permanent Residents of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh of exclusive right to acquire and hold immovable property in the State — “now unconstitutionally divided into two Union Territories and granting such rights to non State Subjects.”
A statement by the Alliance termed today’s order by Ministry of Home Affairs as a huge betrayal and said that this is a massive assault on the rights of the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and grossly unconstitutional.
— Sajad Lone (@sajadlone) October 27, 2020
“The Alliance has vowed to fight the anti Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh measure on all fronts,” said the statement
“The repeal of Big Estates Abolition Act — first-ever agrarian reform in the subcontinent, is an insult to the sacrifices of thousands of freedom fighters and farmers who fought against an autocratic and oppressive rule and a crude attempt to rewrite history. The order made in exercise of powers under the Reorganisation Act. 2019, it is stated, is yet another brazen violation of the principle of constitutional proprietary of fundamental importance to a constitutional democracy,” Sajad lone, the spokesperson of the allaince said.
The statement said that the with a serious challenge to the 5th August 2019 decisions before the top Constitutional Court of the Country and the vires of Reorganisation Act under judicial scrutiny, the Central Government is under an obligation to desist from such acts, out of respect for the Apex Court.
Unacceptable amendments to the land ownership laws of J&K. Even the tokenism of domicile has been done away with when purchasing non-agricultural land & transfer of agricultural land has been made easier. J&K is now up for sale & the poorer small land holding owners will suffer.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) October 27, 2020
“The unconstitutional measure is clearly designed as an attempt to preempt the outcome of the challenge before the Supreme Court. The assault on exclusive property rights apart, changes in urban development laws and creation of Security Zones is bound to prejudicially affect environment and ecosystem in environmentally fragile regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh in utter disregard of grave environmental concerns,” it said.
Yet another step thats part of GOI’s nefarious designs to disempower & disenfranchise people of J&K. From the unconstitutional scrapping of Article 370 to facilitating loot of our natural resources & finally putting land in J&K up for sale.
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) October 27, 2020