Nine properties of Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir restored to original owners: Govt tells Parliament

SRINAGAR, AUG 12 : Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai, in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, informed about the settlement of migrants and restoration of properties in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370.

The Home Ministry was questioned in the Upper House whether the Center had appointed any authority to receive requests from Hindus who had returned to Kashmir to retrieve their movable and immovable properties.

To this, Minister Nityanand Rai said, “Under the Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Immovable Property Act, 1997, the DMs of the respective districts are the legal custodians of the immovable properties of the migrants, who automatically take eviction proceedings in cases of encroachment.”

Giving details of the resettlement data after the abrogation of Article 370, Rai said, “As per the information provided by the government. Of Jammu and Kashmir, after the abrogation of Article 370, a total of 520 migrants are under the Prime Minister’s Development Package-2015. Has returned to Kashmir to work under

As per the information provided by the Government, with regard to the restoration of properties to its original and original owner, 9 properties have been restored. of Jammu and Kashmir,” Rai further explained.

Replying to another question, the minister said after the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019, all provisions of the Constitution have been made applicable to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, which necessitated changes in existing laws in J-K by Adaptation Orders so as to conform with the provisions of the Constitution.

He said as per the adapted land laws of Jammu and Kashmir, the government may, by notification in the official gazette, allow transfer of land for public purposes such as education, healthcare and charitable purpose.