Stressing on the Government of India (GoI) to come up with foolproof domicile law for protection of land rights for Permanent Residents (PRs) of Jammu and Kashmir, Apni Party president Altaf Bukhari on Wednesday said there is a huge disconnect between people and the administration because of no popular government.
He demanded protection of land rights for the PRs of Jammu and Kashmir without any further delay.
Addressing a party meeting here today Bukhari said that though appreciable but there is still a need to address some anomalies with regard to qualifying period in the modified version of Domicile law for jobs so as to make it immune to any judicial review.
He said the AP will pursue vigorously for the Domicile rights on land for the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir. “Apni Party is committed to ensure that all the permanent residents of J&K get their full rights reserved on all types of land and immovable properties in the shape of a comprehensive domicile law on lands,” he remarked.
The meeting was attended by all senior leaders of the party, including Ghulam Hassan Mir, Senior Vice President, Zaffar Iqbal Manhas vice president, general secretary Rafi Ahmad Mir, provincial president Kashmir Mohammad Ashraf Mir, Javid Baig spokesman, provincial vice president Jagmohan Singh Raina, Noor Mohammad Sheikh district president Srinagar, district president Anantnag Abdul Rahim Rather and district president Baramulla Shoaib Lone.
Referring to the suffering of people across J&K, Bukhari said that there is a huge disconnect between people and the administration. “Since there is no popular government in place which could have been accountable before the public, most of the bureaucrats are callous and are hardly bothered about miseries of the people. People have realized that an elected government, how much worse it may be, is still better than the Governor’s rule,” he added.
Bukhari reiterated his demand for restoration of Statehood and release of all political detainees for making a conducive atmosphere in J&K. “Statehood is essential to address the woes of people who feel more alienated with the Governor rule. The government of India should not only restore the Statehood but initiate a democratic process to address this growing disenchantment among the people,” he demanded.34