SRINAGAR: The government on Tuesday in a parliament said that 150 ancestral properties of Hindus in Jammu and Kashmir have been restored.
In a written reply in Lok Sabha, the Ministry of Home Affairs said that as per the information provided by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, the land of 150 applicants has been restored.
“The Government 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,” MHA said.
“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. As per the information provided by the Government of Jammu & Kashmir, after the 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 MHA in a written reply.