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GoI should come up with Domicile Law on land rights in J&K: Altaf Bukhari

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SRINAGAR : Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Wednesday stressed on the government of India to come up with a foolproof domicile law for protection of land rights for the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir without any further delay.

Addressing a party meeting at The Bund in Lal Chowk Srinagar, Bukhari said that though appreciable but there is still a need to address some anomalies with regard to qualifying period in the modified version of Domicile law for jobs so as to make it immune to any judicial review.

He said the Apni Party will pursue vigorously for the Domicile rights on land for the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

“Apni Party is committed to ensure that all the permanent residents of J&K get their full rights reserved on all types of land and immovable properties in the shape of a comprehensive domicile law on lands,” he remarked.

The meeting was attended by Ghulam Hassan Mir, Senior Vice President, Zaffar Iqbal Manhas vice president, general secretary Rafi Ahmad Mir, provincial president Kashmir Mohammad Ashraf Mir, Javid Baig spokesman, provincial vice president Jagmohan Singh Raina, Noor Mohammad Sheikh district president Srinagar, district president Anantnag Abdul Rahim Rather and district president Baramulla Shoaib Lone, besides other party leaders.

Referring to the suffering of people across J&K, Bukhari said that there is a huge disconnect between people and the administration.

“Since there is no popular government in place which could have been accountable before the public, most of the bureaucrats are callous and are hardly bothered about miseries of the people. People have realized that an elected government, how much worse it may be, is still better than the Governor’s rule,” he added.

Bukhari reiterated his demand for restoration of Statehood and release of all political detainees for making a conducive atmosphere in J&K. “Statehood is essential to address the woes of people who feel more alienated with the Governor rule. The government of India should not only restore the Statehood but initiate a democratic process to address this growing disenchantment among the people,” he demanded.

Speaking on the recent economic package of Rs 1350 Cr Bukhari termed it as a good beginning but sought liberal funding for the revival of shattered economy in J&K.  Similarly, he demanded immediate implementation of government policy on regularization of daily wagers, casual workers, consolidated, contingency paid, ITI trained, NHM, NYC, HDF and adhoc employees recruited by previous regimes.

During the course of meeting almost all the leaders spoke on various issues and problems faced by the people in Jammu and Kashmir and passed some resolutions.

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