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Why is this land amendment significant in the context of J&K(Jammu & Kashmir)?

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Nitin Shah answered.
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On August 5 last year, the Centre had abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution which granted special status to the erstwhile state, bifurcating it into UTs of J&K and Ladakh. Earlier, Article 35A prohibited citizens from other parts of India from buying land in J&K. It allowed the J&K legislature to define permanent residents of the state and only those who were eligible could purchase land or property.

As per section 96 of the J&K Reorganisation Act, 2019, the Centre has the powers to repeal or amend the laws for the application of any law made before the appointed date till the expiration of one year from the appointed date in relation to Union Territories.

Earlier, the laws passed by Parliament were applicable to the state only after the state government gave its concurrence due to its special status and separate Constitution. IN the J&K Reorganisation Act, 2019, a total of 165 laws exclusively framed for the state of Jammu and Kashmir were repealed.

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