Omar Abdullah slams government for tweaking domicile rules in Jammu and Kashmir
New Delhi : National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Monday slammed the government's move to tweak the present domicile rule in the Jammu and Kashmir at a time when the nation is observing lockdown due to spreading coronavirus infection.
He majorly slammed the timing of the changes in law and called it hollow as it does not serve the protection which was promised.
According to the new law, anyone who is residing in Jammu and Kashmir for more than 15 years or has studied for seven years and appeared in Class 10 and Class 12 examinations in an educational institution located in the union territory is a domicile.
Also, the ones who are registered as migrant by the Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner (Migrants) will also be deemed to be a domicile.
"Talk about suspect timing. At a time when all our efforts & attention should be focused on the #COVID outbreak, the government slips in a new domicile law for J&K. Insult is heaped on the injury when we see the law offers none of the protections that had been promised," tweeted the former chief minister.
Talk about suspect timing. At a time when all our efforts & attention should be focused on the #COVID outbreak the government slips in a new domicile law for J&K. Insult is heaped on injury when we see the law offers none of the protections that had been promised.— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) April 1, 2020
"You can imagine how hollow the domicile law is from the fact that even the new party created with Delhi’s blessings, whose leaders were lobbying in Delhi for this law, have been forced to criticise the #JKdomicilelaw," said the NC leader in another tweet.