Centre introduces new land laws for Jammu & Kashmir; anyone can buy land

J&K: The Centre has made it official and has notified new land laws as far as Jammu and Kashmir is concerned. These new land laws mean that anyone can now purchase the land in Jammu & Kashmir. It is clearly a big push for One India.

The move comes a year after the Centre revoked the special status of J&K, under which only the state subjects were entitled to purchase the land in Jammu & Kashmir. The domicile status still applies for jobs in J&K but not for the land anymore. Earlier, the residents of J&K were allowed to buy land in any part of the country but the same was not applicable to citizens residing outside J&K. However, the Centre has now made that possible for all Indian citizens.