Article 371 has special provisions for a total of 11 states, including six northeastern states, so that their cultural identity and economic interests can be protected.
Can buy land in Jammu and Kashmir
Land will not be able to buy in Ladakh
Article 371 provides such a provision
On Tuesday, the Central Government made a major amendment in the law relating to the Land Ownership Act in Jammu and Kashmir, and issued notification of the new Land Laws for Jammu Kashmir. After this notification, any Indian can buy and sell land in Jammu and Kashmir, however, this will not be possible in Ladakh.
Special provision for 11 states
According to the new notification of the Home Ministry, the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act comes into force with immediate effect, but it has not been implemented in Ladakh. The reason for this is that the conversation between Ladakh's Nata and the government took place last month. During this, Article 371 or Sixth Schedule was demanded in view of the India-China clash on the LAC. Article 371 has special provisions for a total of 11 states, including six northeastern states, so that their cultural identity and economic interests can be protected. Ladakhi leaders have said that 90 percent of their population is tribal, so their rights have to be protected.
Center gave assurance
Similar provisions are already in force in states like Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. These states have restrictions on buying land by people of other states. BJP leaders also agreed to these demands. Also, the boycott of LAHDC elections was also warned for not doing so. After meeting with senior leaders including Union Minister Kiren Rijiju and G Kishan Reddy by BJP leaders in Delhi, local leaders were assured that their demands would be met. After this, the BJP won the LAHDC and secured 15 out of 26 seats while the Congress won only nine seats.