Srinagar, Occupied Kashmir: India has allowed the non-Kashmiri residents to purchase land in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the local media, the Indian home ministry had amended the country’s land laws for the valley.
The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of Central Laws) Third Order, 2020 will allow the Indian citizens to buy land in the territory. Earlier, the non-residents of Kashmir were not permitted to buy property in the valley.
The Indian home ministry notification says the law will immediately come into effect.
The development has come when the people of Kashmir are observing a “Black Day”. On October 27, 1947, Indian troops had forcibly occupied the Jammu and Kashmir.