Srinagar: Principal Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, Rohit Kansal has said that the old land laws system of the erstwhile state was meant to serve the rural and agrarian economy and that it was regressive and anti-people.
Mr. Kansal said, “Old land laws system of Jammu and Kashmir was maybe appropriate when introduced but was essentially meant to serve a rural and agrarian economy. It became obsolete and when looked at as a whole suffered from redundancies and were regressive and anti-people,” ANI reported.
According to the report, Mr. Kansal said that there was a need to clean the system and give a set of simple land laws to prevent unnecessary litigation and discretionary interpretation, “As we know any such interpretation leaves scope for vested interests to operate. In this background, 11 laws have been repealed,”
Last month the Centre notified land laws, paving the way for any citizen of India to buy land in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The ministry of home affairs in its release stated that the order will be called the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of Central Laws) Third Order, 2020.
Kashmir Valley observed a complete shutdown on Saturday, against the law after a call given by Hurriyat Conference, In a tweet, the Conference had said: “We the people of Jammu and Kashmir will not bow down. We will continue to resist the Indian State’s designs to steal our land and destroy our identity.”