J&K – The issues around the state

J&K Resettlement Act: a brief background- I

  1. It envisages grant of permit for resettlement of Pakistani nationals who had migrated to Pakistan from Jammu and Kashmir between 1947 and 1954 after India’s partition
  2. Criticisms: People of Jammu and Kashmir who migrated to Pakistan from 1947 could be considered for their return but their descendants could not be.
  3. The law is considered as draconian, unconstitutional and improper which threatened the security of the State

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