After scrapping of Article 370 will depreciate land rights in Jammu Kashmir, BJP leader Nirmal Singh confirmed a domicile-like choice will soon be intimated to Union Government. The centre is now investigating barriers to guarantee local rights will not be commandeered.
Nirmal Singh stated, “Soon, we are going to propose a domicile-like option for Jammu and Kashmir. Their interest shall be protected. Like in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, agricultural land cannot be bought. This option is also in the mind of the union government.”
Nirmal Singh also stated that presently private sector will be supported in J&K. He was sure the ill-usage will not be viable and preferably, benefit landowners.
“Only if someone wants to sell land, will it be bought. Fear has been created that all land will be usurped and outsiders settle. I can assure this will not happen. Kashmir leaders can welcome terrorists and Pakistan narrative but why not industries?” questioned former deputy CM of the state.
“Not more than 6 per cent of people had government jobs. 90 per cent out of it went to Kashmir residents. Now, there will be more opportunities for all,” he stated.
“Special privileges were only for few (political) families. Jammu, Ladakh, Gujjars, Bakerwals, Valmikis were discriminated. What did a special identity give to the state?” questioned Singh.