Cong opposes new land laws in J&K

NEW DELHI, Oct 28: Opposing the new laws that allow every citizen of the country to purchase land in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress today accused the Government of forcing the new changes in the land buying laws on the people of the Union Territory, against their will.
Speaking to reporters while replying to a question, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said here that the party has always been against such forcing of laws and also opposes the changes in land laws in J&K.
He said the party has always been clear on Jammu and Kashmir and the same has also been discussed in the Congress Working Committee, the party’s highest policy-making body, adding that the grand old party is against giving the UT status to the erstwhile State and making amendments in the land purchase laws.
Changes in the land-related law have not provided the same security to the land owners of Jammu and Kashmir, as given to the people of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and other hill States, Singhvi noted.
He said the Centre has done the same thing regarding amendment in the law related to land buying in Jammu and Kashmir, as it did during the scrapping of Article 370. The Central government enforced the law without consultation, added the spokesperson. (UNI)