Other states, UTs have laws to protect their land, why not J&K: Omar

SRINAGAR: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Thursday said many states especially in the northeast have special laws relating to land ownership whereby people from other parts of the country cannot buy land there, and questioned why the Jammu and Kashmir could not have similar laws.
“There are many states like Himachal Pardesh, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Nagaland and union territories where no Indian can go and buy land even today,” the former chief minister said.
“Why is it only us who become anti-national when we talk of these laws? Why are there no media debates when similar voices (for special provisions) are raised from other states?” he asked, addressing a function at the National Conference headquarters here. (AGENCIES)