Tarigami moves SC challenging order allowing Non-Locals to Buy land in J&K

The application sought the apex court’s intervention and a stay on the October 26 order affecting a new land policy until the petitions challenging the changes to the region’s constitutional status are heard. Veteran CPI (Marxist) [CPI(M)] leader Mohammed Yusuf Tarigami has approached the Supreme Court challenging the Union home ministry order which allows people from across the country to buy land in Jammu and Kashmir, including that meant for agricultural purposes. According to LiveLaw, the application was moved in the writ petition which challenges the changes made to Jammu…

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BJP will use grenades and guns to bag seats: Mehbooba Mufti

People’s Democratic Party chief and the key leader of PAGD Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday said that BJP is feeling unnerved over the PAGD’s decision of joining the DDC poll fray and that was why the alliance candidates are barred from going for campaigning in southern districts and other parts of Kashmir. Talking to reporters at Zainapora, Shopian, the PDP chief said that she had come to Zainapora to meet the PAGD candidate who was not unfortunately allowed for the past 15 days to come out of his home so that he…

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Haseeb Drabu, K K Amla, Nighat Pandit, tops the list of beneficiaries under Roshni Act

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday published on its website the list of beneficiaries under the Roshni Act. The beneficiaries include former State ministers, retired civil servants and politicians. Among those who were allotted land under the now scrapped Act are Haseeb Drabu, former Finance Minister and ex-Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader; K.K Amla, businessman and Congress leader; Nighat Pandit, wife of retired IAS officer Shafi Pandit; Syed Akhoon of the National Conference; M.Y. Khan, former Chairman of J&K Bank; and Sujjad Kichloo, former National Conference Minister. In a…

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Rain and Snow to continue in Kashmir till Wednesday afternoon: MeT

The administration has closed the Mughal Road after fresh snowfall was reported in Shopian region while tourist spots of Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonmarg received fresh snowfall. Rain and snowfall which continued in several parts of Kashmir on Tuesday have been forecast till Wednesday afternoon. Rain has been lashing Kashmir valley since Sunday night while the upper reaches of the mountains in north Kashmir experienced snowfall. Snow also fell on the Drass-Sonmarg axis and in some parts of the Pir Panjal range. The MeT said that there is light snowfall in…

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First it was ‘Tukde Tukde’, now it’s ‘Gupkar’: Mehbooba Mufti’s reply to Amit Shah’s ‘Gang’ jibe

Peoples Democratic Party leader Mehbooba Mufti, who is also the deputy chairman of newly formed People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, took on Union home minister Amit Shah for calling the alliance a gang, which is “anti-national”. “BJPs stale tactic of dividing India by projecting themselves as saviours and political opponents as internal & imagined enemies is far too predictable now. Love jihad, tukde tukde and now Gupkar Gang dominates the political discourse instead of like rising unemployment and inflation,” Mufti tweeted. https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?creatorScreenName=httweets&dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1328623169419132933&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hindustantimes.com%2Findia-news%2Ffirst-it-was-tukde-tukde-now-it-s-gupkar-mehbooba-mufti-s-reply-to-amit-shah-s-gang-jibe%2Fstory-puNtfCIxXs6vHSgre1FzBP.html&siteScreenName=httweets&theme=light&widgetsVersion=ed20a2b%3A1601588405575&width=550px Ahead of the second phase of J&K district development…

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Sheikh Abdullah took 22 years to realize right track, People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration did it in less than a month: Altaf Bukhari

Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party president Syed Muhammad Atlaf Bukhari Thursday hailed the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) decision of fighting the District Development Council (DDC ) elections stating that it took Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah 22 years to realize the right track and those who are part of the alliance for Gupkar Declaration choose the right path in less than a month which is a welcome development. Mr. Bukhari also welcomed the J-K Panchayat Conference, an amalgam of Sarpanchs and Panchs into the Apni Party fold, led by Shafiq…

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What land laws have been changed in J&K, What govt and parties say?

The Ministry of Home Affairs, through an order on October 26, introduced amendments to 14 laws of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, and repealed 12 others. What changes have been made to land laws in Jammu and Kashmir?The Ministry of Home Affairs, through an order on October 26, introduced amendments to 14 laws of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, and repealed 12 others. Key amendments were made to four major state laws that governed ownership, sale, and purchase of land in the erstwhile state. These are…

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Start talks with Pakistan, Open cross-border roads: Mehbooba Mufti

Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday asserted that the dialogue with Pakistan and the stakeholders within J&K and opening of cross-border roads to bring the divided parts together can bring peace and everlasting solution to the Kashmir problem. BJP to meet same electoral fate as TrumpWhen oppression increases, it soon vanishes too. Today is their (BJP’s) time and tomorrow, our time will come. The same thing will happen to them (BJP) what happened to Trump (who lost the US presidential election last week). – Mehbooba Mufti, PDP Chief…

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PC approaches SC for early hearing of pending petitions on Article 370

Sajad Lone’s party says ‘the petitions ought to be heard and disposed of urgently as significant changes to the rights of the residents of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir have already been brought about by the Centre’. The Peoples Conference, headed by Sajad Lone, on Monday submitted a plea before the Supreme Court for an early hearing of the petitions pending before it contesting the measures taken by the Centre since August 5 last year in Jammu and Kashmir, including the abrogation of provisions of Article 370. “(I…

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Sale of J&K will start with Gupkar Bungalows: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

A day after leaders of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration accused the BJP of making Jammu and Kashmir free for all by bringing in the new land laws, the BJP on Saturday said that people’s right to sell properties and houses haven’t been usurped by anyone. “Whoever says J&K is on sale, you should tell him that the sale of J&K will start with Gupkar bungalows. The law doesn’t allow occupying a bungalow forcibly. The owners still enjoy the right to decide whether to sell it or not. The day…

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