Srinagar, Sep 27: More than 164 state laws will cease to exist after November 1 when Jammu and Kashmir will be officially declared a union territory.
Post the abrogation of Article 370, 106 central laws will be implemented in Jammu and Kashmir from November 1.
Around 164 state laws, which were applicable in Jammu and Kashmir, will be repealed. There laws were part of the Jammu and Kashmir constitution that ceases to exist after the abrogation of Article 370.
Details accessed by The Kashmir Monitor reveal that the Jammu and Kashmir Accountability Commission Act, 2002, Jammu and Kashmir Advocates Welfare Fund Act, 1997, Jammu and Kashmir Agricultural Income Tax Act, 1962, Jammu and Kashmir Agricultural Produce Marketing Regulation of 1997, State Commission For Women Act, 1999 and Forest Act, 1987 will be repealed..
Similarly, Forest Conservation Act, 1997, Jammu and Kashmir Commercial Courts Act, 2018 won’t exist from November 1.
Jammu and Kashmir Prevention of Corruption Act, 2006 won’t be applicable. Instead the anti-graft bodies shall have to work under Prevention of Corruption Act, the central law which was earlier not applicable in the state.
Besides, Right to Information Act, 2009, Family Courts Act 2018, Protection of Children From Sexual Violence Act, 2018, State Commission For Protection of Women 2018, Child Rights Act, 2018 will also be repealed.
Earlier Jammu and Kashmir had its own constitution given the special status of the state under Article 370. Except matters related to defence, external affairs and communications, all central legislations and laws would be implemented in Jammu and Kashmir only with the concurrence of the state legislature
Acts related to the Right to Education, National Commission for Minorities, Protection of Whistleblowers, National Council for Teacher Education, Land Acquisition, National Commission for SafaiKaramcharis, Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens are some of the key laws which will now be applicable in the state.
JK Govt announces winter vacations for schools from Dec 10
SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 09: Government today ordered winter vacation for all Government Educational Institutions and recognized private schools up to Higher Secondary level functioning in the Kashmir Division and winter zone areas of Jammu Division from December 10 to February 22, 2020.
The order was issued in view of foggy conditions and forecast of further dip in temperature along with rains and snowfall over next week.
Kashmiri bizman released until Mar 2020
New Delhi, Dec 7: Former head of Kashmir Chambers of Commerce Mubeen Shah, who was detained under the stringent Public Safety Act in the aftermath of the August 5 developments in Jammu and Kashmir, was released on Saturday after the Union Territory’s administration “temporarily released” him for three months, officials said.
Shah, a non-resident Indian who is based out of Malaysia, was released this morning after an order issued by the Home Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir was handed over to jail authorities.
The order said that he had been temporarily released for a period of three months and should surrender on March 7, 2020.
Shah was among the host of politicians, social activists and businessmen detained on August 5, when the Centre withdrew special status to the erstwhile state and also bifurcated it into two union territories – Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.
Domicile, job protection; Rights of locals will be protected to maximum limits: BJP
Srinagar, Dec 7: Amidst growing demand for domicile certificate and job protection following abrogation of Article 370 provisions, the BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir unit on Saturday assured the people that their rights would be protected to permissible maximum limits under the Constitution. It accused opposition parties and groups of making “false and irresponsible” statements to incite public.
“The government is already working to protect to maximum permissible under the Constitution of India parameters, the right of local population for land ownership, Industries and jobs and there is no need for any person to worry on that account,” the BJP’s chief spokesperson in Jammu and Kashmir, Sunil Sethi, said in a statement here. He said Jammu and Kashmir is in the “safest political hands” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah and people should pay no heed to any “misgivings and misinformation” by vested elements.
“The applicability of the Constitution to Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in toto and consequential abolition of discriminatory Art 370 and Art 35A as also erstwhile state Constitution is the biggest constitutional change since Independence and this huge development has taken place to give justice and equality to all Indians, including residents of Jammu Kashmir, and Ladakh. “This development is bringing and ensuring all round development and equality in all regions of Jammu and Kashmir,” Sethi said.
In an apparent reference to the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party and the Congress who are demanding domicile certificate and job protection, Sethi alleged that these parties, left without any logical stand and political issues, are trying to incite public by making false and irresponsible statements. The Constitution permits protection of local population and various states and Union Territories have made laws and regulations for saving interest of local population, while keeping rights of national population intact, he said.