The government on Tuesday (30 November) informed that as many as 1,678 Hindu migrants have returned to Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution for taking up jobs under the Prime Minister's Development Package-2015.
Further, the government also said that it has taken various measures to restore ancestral properties to migrant Hindus.
"Under the J&K Migrant Immovable Property (Preservation, Protection & Restraint on Distress Sales) Act, 1997, District Magistrates (DMs) of concerned Districts in Jammu & Kashmir are the legal custodians of the immovable properties of Migrants, who take suo motto action on eviction proceedings in cases of encroachment. The migrants can also request DMs in such cases. The DMs are further empowered to take all steps for the preservation and protection of such properties," said Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai in reply to a question in Lok Sabha.
"As per the information provided by the Government of Jammu & Kashmir, after abrogation of Article 370, a total of 1678 migrants have returned to Kashmir for taking up the jobs under the Prime Minister’s Development Package-2015," said Rai.
The minister further informed that the land of 150 applicants has been restored by the authorities so far.
Further, the J&K government has also launched a portal on 7 September this year to address the grievances of Kashmiri Migrants in this reagard, the minister said.
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