Implement Distress Sale Act in letter and spirit: Raina

Excelsior Correspondent

KULGAM, Aug 1: BJP district spokesperson and Sarpanch Chowgam, Vijay Raina in an appealed to Lieutenant Governor J&K (UT), Manoj Sinha has demanded implementation of  Immovable  Migrant Property Act 1997 in letter and spirit.
In a press statement issued here, today Raina expressed deep concern over the complaints he received from the migrants who were forced to leave Kashmir three decades back and their left over immovable properties were encroached by miscreants. Presently pathetic part was that migrants had to face difficulties and had to move from pillar to post in revenue offices to get their properties vacated but the Revenue Department officials were ignoring, harassing and humiliating them which was a big concern.
Referring to the recent incident of Qazigund area, Raina said a migrant family was thrashed and injured by the encroachers and he appreciated timely action of police who arrested the encroachers.
Raina further said that clear instructions be given to all Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir Valley to implement Immovable Migrant Property Act 1997 so that migrants could retain their properties which they left behind at the time of forced exodus. In addition to that he urged disposal of related cases on fast track bases.