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J&Ok Lt Governor Girish Murmu Allays Apprehensions Over New Domicile Law

File picture of J&Ok Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu. (PTI)

Incidents of violence have gone down in Jammu and Kashmir after the imposition of President’s rule, Murmu mentioned.

  • PTI Jammu
  • Last Updated: June 30, 2020, 11:19 PM IST

Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Girish Chander Murmu on Tuesday sought to allay apprehensions that outsiders will occupy land underneath the brand new domicile legislation and mentioned it’s geared toward bringing financial prosperity to the brand new union territory.

Incidents of violence have gone down in Jammu and Kashmir after the imposition of President’s rule, Murmu advised PTI in an interview.

Had any Gujarati turn out to be a “problem” by organising an industrial unit in Mumbai, he requested whereas explaining his place on the change within the domicile legislation.

“There can be more than lakhs of crores (of rupees) of investment. Earlier, there was a big barrier, whether we (investors) have to go to J-K or not…. If some Gujarati set up an industrial unit in Mumbai, has any Gujarati become a problem. They (people of Jammu and Kashmir) have been fed (this fear) psychologically,” he mentioned.

Noting that propaganda by sure quarters has created apprehension within the minds of the individuals, the Lieutenant Governor mentioned, “Please see our intention. What we are going to do. People should not fall for anybody’s propaganda. Our one-point agenda is development and creating (job) opportunity for the youth. Our target is a prosperous Jammu and Kashmir.”

“Law and order situation has largely improved after the imposition of President’s rule. We can say there is largely peace prevailing (in Jammu and Kashmir),” Murmu mentioned.

“There have been no untoward incidents reported, in which there is public participation. People have been tolerant. No one has created any law and order situation. All have cooperated. Everything is moving smoothly,” he mentioned.

The Lieutenant Governor mentioned that so far as terrorism is anxious, it is usually underneath management to a big extent. “The armed forces and police have got major successes in anti-terrorism operations. In some areas, terrorist cadres have been eliminated,” he added.

Requesting the individuals to not “mix facts with fiction” and to think about his administration’s “intention” of guaranteeing a developed and affluent Jammu and Kashmir, Murmu mentioned the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution that accorded particular standing to the erstwhile state would assist entice industries and funding and create jobs.

After the abrogation of Article 370 provisions, there’s “a new ray of hope” amongst individuals throughout the nation, who now suppose that they’ll come right here and arrange their models too, do enterprise and guarantee financial prosperity, he advised PTI in an interview on the Raj Bhavan right here.

People ought to perceive that those that come from outdoors Jammu and Kashmir, don’t come right here to occupy land, he mentioned and sought participation of the individuals within the improvement journey of the newly created Union Territory.

“We appeal to the people for ensuring public participation. We have to do a lot. Please do not mix facts with fiction. Please see the facts,” he mentioned.

Murmu was responding to a query concerning the apprehension of the individuals of Jammu and Kashmir that numerous the individuals will come from outdoors and settle right here following the abrogation of Article 370 and framing of latest domicile guidelines.

There has been social media propaganda by a number of sections of individuals in Jammu and Kashmir that folks from outdoors will are available in massive numbers and settle within the Union Territory, resulting in a demographic change. Some individuals used social media to additionally give a name for defying and opposing the grant of domicile.

Provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution had been abrogated in August final 12 months and the state of Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated into union territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Subsequently, the Jammu and Kashmir administration framed new domicile guidelines. As per the brand new domicile legislation, non-permanent residents who’ve residency proof of not less than 15 years in J-Ok are entitled to get domicile certificates.

Prior to the nullification of Article 370 and Article 35A, solely state topics had been allowed to purchase land and apply for presidency jobs in Jammu and Kashmir.

Asking individuals to participate within the means of industrialisation of Jammu and Kashmir, the L-G mentioned that they themselves ought to arrange factories. “Who have refused you. On one hand they will not do (it) themselves and on the other, they will not help those from the other side to do so. How is it possible?” Murmu requested.

“For a strong and empowered Bharat, there is a need for strong J-K and empowered people. Development in one corner of India cannot be called development of the entire region…. Let us empower ourselves,” he mentioned.

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