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India allows outsiders to buy land in Kashmir

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 28, 2020
India on Tuesday made legal changes allowing Indian nationals who are not residents of Jammu and Kashmir to purchase non-agricultural land in the disputed region.
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On Tuesday, the country's Interior Ministry announced that anyone would now be able to purchase non-agricultural land in Jammu and Kashmir, while farmland could only be transferred or sold to agriculturists, or others if authorized by the government.

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Under the new laws, the government also ordered the establishment of an industrial development corporation. The notification read that if the firm was not able to acquire land from private owners, the government could invoke provisions of another law to acquire land on its behalf for undefined "public" purposes.


 

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