KPC seeks details of action over Hanjura Commission’s report


JAMMU: Kashmiri Pandits want to know about action taken on recommendations made by J&K Law Commission head by Retired Justice M K Hanjura just a year back about complete ban on distress sale of property of displaced KPs in valley.
It was stated by Kundan Kashmiri, President Kashmiri Pandit Conference (KPC) during a meeting held New Delhi.
President KPC further stated that in the report of the aforesaid commission, which has already been submitted to J&K administration, the panel headed by former High Court Judge M K Hanjura has recommended that a blanket ban be imposed on alienation of property belonging to Kashmiri migrants till further orders.
Kundan Kashmiri further stated that in its observations, the panel has stated that Jammu & Kashmir Migrant Immoveable Property (Preservation, Protection and Restraint on Distress Sales) Act 1997, has not been implemented in letter & spirit in the past over two decades, although the Act imposes restrictions on alienation of immoveable property and provides that district magistrates shall take over the possession of immoveable properties belonging to migrants falling within limits of their territorial jurisdiction. He further said that panel has also recommended that word ‘migrant’ be replaced by ‘internally displaced persons’ in the Act.
“The displaced community in general and KPC in particular want to know about action taken by J&K Government and others concerned authorities on recommendations of J&K Law Commission led by M K Hanjura, as nothing in practical is visible on the ground,” he added
Other KPC leaders present during the meeting included Tej Pandita, Dr H L Saraf, M K Raina, Susheel Ji Bhat and R L Raina.