Ladakh exempted from new laws that allow anyone to buy land in J-K

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The new land laws that allows non-domiciles to buy and acquire land in J-K, does not extend to Union Territory of Ladakh, reported Outlook.

Last year, in August, New Delhi had abrogated articles 370 and 35A that had granted exclusive rights to the permanent residents of the erstwhile state over government jobs and land ownership. The Centre also broke the erstwhile state into two union territories of J-K and Ladakh.

An unidentified senior government official told the magazine that the third adaptation of the laws is only meant for Jammu and Kashmir, not Ladakh — and unlike previous government orders, it has not been extended the adaptation to Ladakh region.

The new land laws invoked sharp reactions from Kashmiri unionists including two former chief ministers, Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah.

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