Domicile law insult to injury, provides no promised protections: Omar

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Srinagar :Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah  on Tuesday termed the newly introduced domicile law for Jammu and Kashmir as hollow.

The National Conference leader while taking to his twitter handle said, “Talk about suspect timing. At a time when all our efforts & attention should be focused on the #COVID outbreak the government slips in a new domicile law for J&K. Insult is heaped on injury when we see the law offers none of the protections that had been promised.” He tweeted.

In another tweet he said the law was so hollow that even the newly launched Apni party has been forced to criticise it.
“You can imagine how hollow the domicile law is from the fact that even the new party created with Delhi’s blessings, whose leaders were lobbying in Delhi for this law, have been forced to criticise the #JKdomicilelaw.” Omar wrote.
Late last night the government of India passed a domicile law for the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the law an individual who has resided on Jammu and Kashmir for a period of fifteen years, or has studied for a period of seven years and appeared in tenth or twelfth standard examination in an educational institute in J-K, will now be eligible for the domicile of the union territory (UT).

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