BY THE PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Jammu: The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Jammu and Kashmir unit welcomed the decision of domicile grant to native women married outside the Union Territory on Wednesday.
In a significant move, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday had announced that it would issue a domicile certificate to the husband of a native woman.
“The NC, PDP and the Congress had been selling dreams of all sorts to people of Jammu and Kashmir since the past so many decades,” state BJP president Ravinder Raina said.
“It was ironic to see that secessionist leaders who had married women from outside the country, including Pakistan, had ensured state-subject rights and status for them. But daughters of Jammu and Kashmir who were marrying people within India but outside the UT were losing all the rights in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
The Union Cabinet in 2020 had approved the Jammu and Kashmir (Adaptation of State Laws) Second Order, 2020 issued under section 96 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019.
“We welcome the passage of Jammu and Kashmir (adaptation of state laws) second order 2020, which seeks to grant domicile status to husbands of Jammu and Kashmir women married outside,” Raina said.
With the enactment of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, the idea of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ has been put into play, he said.
“All such anti-women, anti-youth, anti-people laws and arrangements have been put beneath the carpet. The families of women marrying outside have been made eligible for domicile status. This marks another milestone post August 5, 2019 in Jammu and Kashmir’s history and the people of Jammu and Kashmir, especially women, are upbeat and in high spirits,” he said.
Raina expressed his sincerest thanks to the central government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as well as the UT dispensation led by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.