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JK govt against Permanent Resident Bill

The Jammu and Kashmir government will oppose a private member's bill which debars women from their rights if they marry people from outside the state, Revenue Minister Raman Bhalla informed the state Assembly.

india Updated: Mar 27, 2010 15:30 IST

The Jammu and Kashmir government will oppose a private member's bill which debars women from their rights if they marry people from outside the state, Revenue Minister Raman Bhalla informed the state Assembly.

"No power on earth can bring the Permanent Resident (Disqualification) Bill till we are in the House," Bhalla said yesterday while replying to the demand for grants for the departments under him.

He assured the members that the bill, brought in the Legislative Council, will not be taken up in the Assembly.

Asserting that land mafia would to be allowed to grow in the state, he warned of strict action against those encroaching government land.

The private member's bill was brought in the Upper House by opposition PDP member Murtaza Khan on March 8.

The minister said that e-governance is being introduced in the Revenue Department.

He also said Rs 82.81 crore has been provided as relief to various disaster-affected persons so far during the current fiscal.

The department has formulated a package of Rs 211 crore for approval by the Centre for relief to the drought-hit people under National Calamity Fund norms, he added.

Referring to the assistance being provided to Kashmiri migrants here, he said in addition to cash relief and free ration, the Centre has provided money for improving their living conditions. Construction of 5,242 flats for them would be completed by October, he said.

Implementation of Rs 1618.40 crore Prime Minister's Package for return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants to the Valley has started and recruitment agencies have advertised vacancies in various departments to be filled by them, he said.

Regarding rehabilitation of PoK displaced people, the minister said the government has paid Rs 9.05 crore to 843 displaced families of Pak Occupied Kashmir as ex-gratia cash compensation in lieu of land.

He said Wadhwa Committee recommendation for rehabilitation of West Pakistan refugees were being considered by the government.