J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in the Assembly Thursday. (Source: PTI)
A week after the Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet cleared the introduction of the land transfer Bill in the House, to prevent transfer of land in Jammu to non-state subjects, the Bill was on Thursday sent to the select committee after opposition from legislators of ruling coalition partner BJP.
The opposition National Conference, which supported the Bill and wanted it to go to vote, termed it as “murder of democracy”.
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As the Bill was introduced in the House on Thursday, the BJP legislators demanded its withdrawal. The NC, Congress and some independent legislators favoured the Bill. PDP leader and Revenue Minister Basharat Bukhari then moved a motion and the Bill was sent to the select committee of the House.
The Bill, aimed at plugging holes in the Transfer of Property Act to prevent transfer of land in Jammu to…