NEW DELHI: Indian Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai has confirmed that as many as 34 outsiders have bought properties in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A in August 2019.
The Article 370 and 35A, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and also barred outsiders to acquire properties, were abrogated on August 5, 2019, by the Modi government in India in violation of international laws.
“As per the information provided by the Jammu and Kashmir administration, 34 people from outside (non-Kashmiris) of Jammu and Kashmir have bought properties in the Kashmir valley and Jammu region after the abrogation of Article 370,” Nityanand Rai informed Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, transporters have announced to observe a wheel-jam strike on Wednesday (March 30) against anti-transporters’ policies of the Modi-led fascist Indian regime, being advanced by its local proxies.
The announcement was made by the Kashmir Welfare Transporters Welfare Association, an amalgam of various transporters associations.
Among others, the Association demands rollback of the order dated February 7 by virtue of which age limit has been prescribed for the commercial vehicles. They demanded that “25 years age for the commercial vehicle be retained.”
As per the new order, all the commercial vehicles are being phased out after 20 years in Jammu and Srinagar.
They have also demanded revocation of the order, calling for the installation of a vehicle tracking device in the passenger vehicles.
“Order regarding the collection of Passenger tax which has been linked the renewal of route permit of the vehicles shall also be recalled,” the Association said in a statement.