34 outsiders purchased
assets in J&K after
abrogation of Article
370; says Nityanand Rai


NEW DELHI: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha that 34 persons from outside Jammu and Kashmir have bought properties in the Union Territory (UT) after the abrogation of Article 370 from the erstwhile state.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai shared the details in a written reply to a query of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Hazi Fazlur Rehman.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai

Asked whether the Minister of Home Affairs be pleased to state “the number of people from outside Jammu and Kashmir who have bought a property in this UT after the abrogation of Article 370, the Minister said. “As per the information provided by the government of Jammu and Kashmir, 34 persons from outside the Jammu and Kashmir have bought properties in UT of J-K after the abrogation of Article 370.”

“The properties are located in Jammu, Reasi, Udhampur and Ganderbal districts,” said the Minister.

Before August 5, 2019, when Article 370 was not abrogated from Jammu and Kashmir, the erstwhile state had special status and only permanent residents were able to purchase land and properties there.

The central government had abrogated Article 370 on August 5, 2019 and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories– Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh without one.

After the abrogation of Article 370, the Union government changed the laws for procurement of land and properties in the Union Territories of J-K and Ladakh and new land procurement laws were formed thereafter.

Basic disaster management training camp

A five-day basic Disaster Management training camp was organised specially for females by the Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR) in Jammu and Kashmir in collaboration with the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and Civil Defence at Durbuk on the outskirts of Srinagar on Sunday.

The camp was held under the experts of Civil Defence and Disaster Management, especially for housewives and girls of the area who handle household chores and have less knowledge of the basic rescue techniques during any disaster – natural or manmade.

Rahee Reyaz Ahmad, divisional warden, Civil defence Srinagar said, “During the training camp, the participants were made aware of how to react during incidents like floods, earthquakes, basic causality, first aid, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), chocking, fire fighting, and other such rescue techniques as well as rescue knots.”

“The main objective of organizing this training program was to prepare the females to respond to any mishappening at home, as generally, the male members are not home to help them during the day,” he added.

The experts trained them with basic rescue techniques so that they can rescue themselves and others in various situations.

Shazia Jan said, “The session was very useful as we are the first responders during a fire at home or heart attack to a family member at home. We learnt how to give CPR, how to use fire extinguishers and many other things.”

The training camp got a good response from the all over community as everyone felt that females should have the training.

More such training camps are scheduled for females in other areas as well. (ANI)