Anantnag: The district administration in a major drive evicted 22 illegal occupation on Kashmiri pandit migrant properties and land in this south Kashmir district, officials said.
The Union Territory (UT) administration has recently opened online portal and urged Kashmiri migrant pandits to registered their grievances regarding illegal occupation on their properties in the valley.
Officials said that 22 evictions on migrants’ land and properties in the district have been carried out while nine “Lagan” notices have been issued and 10 demarcations have also been completed so far.
The district administration has taken various steps to address migrant issues besides complaints filed by them through online portal and offline mode.
The revenue officers and other concerned departments have been given clear directions to address the grievances concerning the land and property of the migrants .
They said officers were directed to redressal of complaints as per law and in a time bound manner.
About 60,000 families migrated from the Valley during the turmoil, of which 44,000 migrant families are registered with Relief commissioner (Migrant) J&K, whereas, rest of the families chose to shift to other states and UTs. The hapless migrants had to leave behind their Immovable as well as Moveable properties.
In order to address this issue, on June 2, 1997 an Act, namely, The Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Immovable Property (Preservation, Protection and Restraint on Distress Sales) Act, 1997, was enacted.