NC’s Rana wants probe, ouster of ‘fake state-subject holders’
Jammu, Aug 04: Provincial President National Conference Devender Singh Rana on Sunday urged Governor N N Vohra to order a high level probe into presence of “fake state subject holders settled in Jammu and Kashmir and take effective measures in ousting them from the State”. “The Jammu region in particular is grappling with serious threat to its economy and avenues of job due to presence of fake state subjects and there is crucial need of course correction on immediate basis,” Rana said in a statement issues to media. He added that a “decisive crusade” is needed to be launched to preserve culture, heritage and economy of the Duggar land. “I regret over the overt and covert attempts being made by some vested interests to negates the spirit of the State Subject laws enacted by Maharaja Hari Singh in 1927 to avert dominance of non-state subjects in the state in general and Jammu in particular. These forces were conveniently overlooking similar constitutional guarantees with regard to domicile in other parts of the country like Nagaland, Mizoram, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh, Goa etc as per various sub sections (A to G) of Article 371,” said Rana. He drew the attention of the Governor to the reports formulated by the State Subject Commission in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and said “no forward movement has been registered in this regard so far”. “We appeal to the Governor’s administration to come out with a white paper on the fake state subjects and a concrete policy for dealing with erring individuals and officials, who facilitated their permanent residence certificates,” he said and sought action per law in terms of Rule 8 of JK Grant of PRC (procedure) Rules 1968 against the offenders.