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Retired Gorkha soldiers among thousands given domicile certificates in J&K so far

Average 200 applications received each day, so far 33,000 have applied Srinagar: Among those applying and receiving domicile certificates are retired soldiers and officers of the Gorkha community, who now can buy land and property, and apply for jobs in Jammu and Kashmir. In Kashmir, 700 such certificates have been issued so far, Times of India reported. Quoting Vijay Kumar Sharma, additional deputy commissioner (revenue), Jammu, the report said that “more than 5,900 certificates have already been issued.” “In my tehsil alone, there are nearly 2,500 from the Gorkha community who had served in the Indian Army and their families who got domicile (about 3,500 have applied). There are quite a few from the Valmiki community also,” Dr Rohit Sharma, tehsildar of Bahu in Jammu, was quoted saying in the report. It added that on an average, 200 applications are received each day, and so far 33,000 applications have been...