Centre notifies land law for any Indian to buy land in J&K

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An aerial view of main historical business hub of Lal Chowk Srinagar (Photo Courtesy: Kashmir Life)

SRINAGAR — The Centre has notified land laws, paving the way for any citizen of India to buy land in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

The Ministry of Home Affairs in its release stated that the order will be called the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of Central Laws) Third Order, 2020, Times Now reported.

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According to the report, the order comes into force with immediate effect. The General Clauses Act, 1897 applies for the interpretation of this Order as it applies for interpretation of laws in force in the territory of India, the order stated.

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With the abrogation of Article 370, the act re-constituted the former State of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories, ‘Jammu and Kashmir’ and ‘Ladakh’.

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