Congress calls for rollback

Congress calls for rollback

Srinagar: Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) on Tuesday said the government statement on new land laws in Jammu and Kashmir was an attempt to mislead the people and called for rollback of these laws. It questioned the official statement mentioning that bulk of agriculture land will not be transferred to people from outside J&K. “The statement […]

Agricultural land can only be sold to agriculturists within J&K

Agricultural land can only be sold to agriculturists within J&K

More than 90% land cannot be sold to outsiders, Govt assures JAMMU: The J&K Government has repealed 11 land laws that existed in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir and replaced them with a set of modern, progressive and people-friendly provisions, the government spokesperson said on Monday. Principal Secretary, Information, and government spokesman Rohit […]

Shutdown in Kashmir against land laws

Shutdown in Kashmir against land laws

Srinagar: A shutdown was observed across Kashmir valley on Saturday after the Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference called for it to protest against new land laws introduced in Jammu and Kashmir. The Hurriyat Conference had asked people to observe a peaceful shutdown on Saturday to register their protest and to call for the immediate withdrawal […]

BJP youth leader, two workers shot dead in Qazigund

BJP youth leader, two workers shot dead in Qazigund

Anantnag: Three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers, one of them the general secretary of the party’s youth wing in Kulgam district, were shot at and killed by militants in YK Pora area of Kulgam district on Thursday evening. The slain have been identified as Fida Hussain Tattoo, the youth wing’s general secretary, Haroon Rashid and […]

Won’t let GoI loot J&K: Mehbooba

Won’t let GoI loot J&K: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party president and former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday accused the Modi government of wanting to plunder the land and resources of Jammu and Kashmir. She said that new land laws, domicile rules, and service conditions of government employees were all means to achieve this aim. Talking to reporters at […]

Disunity weakened us before Delhi: Omar

Disunity weakened us before Delhi: Omar

Says ‘laanat’ on political leaders if they are still after ‘chair’ Srinagar: Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said that disunity among the region’s political parties in the past had made their voices weaker and New Delhi’s job easier. Speaking to party workers at the headquarters of the National Conference in Nawa-e-Subah complex […]

Decision enacted by force: Cong

Decision enacted by force: Cong

New Delhi: The Congress accused the government on Wednesday of playing the politics of obstinacy as it opposed the amendments to land laws allowing outsiders to own land in Jammu and Kashmir and termed the move as undemocratic. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said the move does not follow the elementary canons of participatory democracy as […]

Police foils PDP protest in Srinagar, several leaders detained

Police foils PDP protest in Srinagar, several leaders detained

Srinagar: A protest march organised by PDP against the new J&K land laws on Thursday was prevented by police in Srinagar by detaining several leaders and workers. In the morning, the PDP leaders and workers assembled outside the party headquarters at Poloview to take out a march against the land laws which allows outsiders to […]

Protests in Jammu against new land laws in J&K

Protests in Jammu against new land laws in J&K

Jammu: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and National Panthers Party (NPP) on Wednesday staged separate protests here, demanding repeal of the new land laws which have paved the way for people from outside to buy land in Jammu and Kashmir. Led by General Secretary and former legislator Surinder Choudhary, PDP activists holding the tricolour as well […]

Congress opposes land laws

Congress opposes land laws

Srinagar: Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president Ghulam Ahmad Mir on Wednesday said his party rejects the new land laws notified by the Centre for Jammu and Kashmir. “The new land law is another gift of BJP to the people of J&K. The Congress party rejects the new land laws and vows to fight for protection […]