Srinagar: Former Union Minister Saif Ud-Din on Tuesday alleged that the central government wants to implement it’s pre-planned agenda in Jammu & Kashmir, pointing out that any change in land laws will create unease in the minds of the people of Jammu & Kashmir .
In a statement issued here on Tuesday Soz said “ the Central Govt. wants to implement its pre planned agenda in J&K, which is not going to yield any advantage to it!”, adding that “one fails to understand the urgency of the Central Govt. to do everything that is unpalatable to the people of J&K State”.
Stating that “our land laws were finalized in the present form during Maharaja Hari Singh’s time”, Soz in his statement said “the paramount condition was that the land both agricultural and non-agricultural would be purch ased by the people genuinely domiciled in J&K State”.
Reminding that popular Govts. also did not change these laws but effected some changes in these laws in the J & K Legislative Assembly, democratically, Soz said ” the successive governments ensured that any transfer of ownership of land took place amongst the bonafide residents of J&K State only”.
Stating that now, the Central Govt. seems to be dead-set to cause unease in minds by entitling outsiders to buy land in J&K State!, Soz said “One can ask why the Central Govt. is interested in amending land laws at this stage”.
“The spokesperson for J&K Govt. tried uselessly to convince J&K people that the amendment in land law was being affected genuinely. The Union Govt. should leave all such matters to the duly elected Govt. in future. Meanwhile, some people in Jammu have threatened agitation on this issue. They will be justified to agitate against the proposed amendment!”, the statement reads.