25,000 non-locals granted domicile certificates in occupied Kashmir


SRINAGAR, Occupied Kashmir: India has granted the domicile certificates to about 25,000 non-Kashmiris in the valley.

The domicile certificate allows non-locals to get a residency certificate for jobs, education and purchasing land.

Non-locals residing in the valley for over 15 years can apply for the domicile, says J&K Grant Domicile Certificate (Production) Rules.

According to the official record, 33,157 people had applied for the certificate. Of them, 25,000 had been granted the certificate.

The new law has been opposed by the Kashmir-based parties.

Officials said that 8,500 certificates have been in Doda, in Rajouri 6,214, in Jammu 2,820 in Poonch 6,123, in Ganderbal 1, in Pulwama 153, in Baramulla 39, in Kupwara 10, in Anantnag 106, in Shopian 20, in Budgam 9, in Bandipora 10 and in Kilgam 90.