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Roshni Lands In Dark

So it was not 'land jihad' after all. Usual corrupt officials aside, Hindus in Jammu benefited ten times more, and paid far less under the old law to transfer state land.

Roshni Lands In Dark

Numbers don’t lie. And the BJP has realised it the hard way in Kashmir. Two months after the Jammu and Kashmir High Court struck down a decades-old law enacted for transfering ownership rights of land, the Kashmir adm­inistration has rushed to the same court seeking a review of the October 9 order.

The BJP had dubbed the JK State Land (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001—commonly known as the Roshni Act—as land jihad and ran a high-pitch campaign against political opponents who allegedly grabbed large tracts of land under the legislation.

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