Jammu, April 01 (GNS): Jammu and Kashmir Congress, Vice President, G. M Saroori termed the Centre move to provide protection to domicile of Jammu and Kashmir in government jobs, educational institutions and land rights “as most unfortunate” and “not the best interest of the resident of JK”.
Saroori said J&K people, their land and resources are not protected under new Domicile law and should be on the pattern Himachal Pradesh, Northeast states.
He said Centre had caused the greatest embitterment in the hearts and minds of the people of J&K by not introducing the law of their will’s. The new Domicile law is not only unprecedented but amounted to a great insult hurled upon the patriotic people of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the people feel humiliated, disparaged and offended.
The JK Congress Vice President demanded stringent laws be enforced to safeguard the interests of the state and only JK residents should be entitled to jobs in Union Territory. If non-locals are allowed to purchase land and get jobs in J&K, it will lead to unemployment, joblessness and poverty in the region”.
According to the change in laws, anyone who has resided for 15 years in Jammu and Kashmir or has studied for seven years and appeared in Class 10 and Class 12 examinations in an educational institution located in the union territory is a domicile. Also, those registered as a migrant by the Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner (Migrants) will also be deemed to be a domicile. (GNS)