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India introduces new domicile rules for occupied Kashmir

India introduces new domicile rules for occupied Kashmir: Photo AP

KARACHI: India has issued a Gazette Notice, under which a person who has been in Jammu and Kashmir for 15 years will be able to declare the area occupied by his domicile as his homeland.

In this regard, India issued the Gazette notification.

According to Al-Jazeera and Gulf News, India’s move comes just eight months after the elimination of special status in occupied Kashmir.

It may be recalled that New Delhi had unilaterally canceled the special status of occupation on August 5 last year.

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The Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services Act clarified that it is mandatory for a person to declare a domicile occupied area as his homeland for 15 years or stay in the central area of ​​Jammu and Kashmir for a period of 7 years. Or attended a class 10 or 12 at an educational institution in the area and took the exam.

Earlier, Article 35A of the Jammu and Kashmir Constitution mentioned in the definition of citizen that the same person would be eligible for a domicile registered with the Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner in the occupied area as a migrant.

Article 3A of the Constitution recognizes the central government officials, including All India Services Officers, PSUs and central government autonomous bodies, public sector banks and central government officials, central universities officials and central government. Children of institutions who have served in Jammu and Kashmir for a period of 10 years or the children of parents who meet any conditions in the department.

India’s new rule is facing severe criticism in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

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Meanwhile, an incident related to the plight of those born and raised in occupied Kashmir when a person declared himself dead to escape India’s lockdown due to a virus and accompanied by four people to an ambulance. tried to.

Police said Hakim Din was undergoing treatment for a minor head injury at an occupied Jammu hospital when an ambulance driver suggested a 70-year-old man be shown his fake death so that he could be evacuated from the checkpoint.

Religion and three others wanted to return to Poonch, a remote part of occupied Kashmir, which is near the border with Pakistan.

The four men and the driver traveled more than 160km in the ambulance and passed through several checkpoints using a fake death certificate from the hospital, said Ramesh Engerl, the superintendent of the disputed area.

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“The ambulance was stopped at the last checkpoint before reaching the house where it was revealed that the person hiding inside the ambulance was not dead,” he said.

The men were arrested, Ramesh Engel said.

It should be noted that there are no reports of Corona virus cases in the tail area.

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