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Indians are Looking for Property Agents in J&K after Govt Scrapped Article 370

Indians are Looking for Property Agents in J&K after Govt Scrapped Article 370

Ever since Home Minister Amit Shah announced the government's decision, Indians have been enquiring about property dealers and rates of property or land in Kashmir.

Jashodhara Mukherjee
  • News18.com
  • Last Updated: August 6, 2019, 7:51 AM IST
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On Monday, the Narendra Modi government announced its landmark decision to revoke Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Now, Jammu and Kashmir is an union territory with legislature.

To summarise, "special status" essentially meant that those living in J&K were governed under a separate set of laws as compared to other Indians including matters related to fundamental rights, property rights, legislation and so on.

Revoking Article 370 means that Jammu and Kashmir will no longer have a separate flag. It also means that Indians, from around the country, will have the liberty to buy property in J&K and settle there - a privilege that had been denied to them earlier. Turns out, out of all the aspects, it is this which has grabbed eyeballs.

Ever since Home Minister Amit Shah announced the government's decision, Indians have been inquiring about property dealers and rates of property or land in Kashmir, never mind the fact that there is obviously more to this particular clause than meets the eye. We came across several tweets where Indians were asking for recommendations and suggestions with regards to property in Kashmir. While some were simply being petty or sarcastic, some seemed genuine.

Check out some of the tweets here:

However, there were of course a few who wouldn't miss a single opportunity to poke fun, no matter how grave the situation:

In fact, fake news has flooded social media too. Forwarded WhatsApp messages about booking land in Kashmir are rampant. Before you get carried away, pause and get your facts right.

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