PDP seeks amendment in State Subject Law
SYED AMJAD SHAH
Jammu, Mar 1: The discord over tabling of bill Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Permanent Resident Certificate (Procedure) Amendment 2009 between the opposition Peoples Democratic Party and ruling Congress party was apparent after revenue minister Raman Bhalla opposed it saying laws were enough to deal with the violators.
The bill was tabled by PDP MLA Basharat Bukhari in the assembly and if it receives nod from the legislature, the violators of Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Permanent Resident Certificate (Procedure) Act 1963 are likely to be dealt with severely.
Finance minister Abdul Rahim Rather sought a discussion on the Bill for its consideration.
While tabling the bill, Basharat, in absence of Muzaffar Baig, said the existing law on the subject provides that the prosecution against a person involved in forging or tampering with a permanent resident certificate (State Subject) can only be launched after going through a hectic and in many cases impracticable procedure.
He said there was urgent need of checking the increase influx of illegal immigrants to the state in view of security situation and maintenance of law and order.
“They (outsiders) manage it (state subject) by tempering name of the permanent state subject holders and with fake documents,” Bukhari alleged.
Bhalla, however, opposed the Bill saying that there was no need to amend the existing provisions. “We have our eyes on the illegal state subject holders and the law is enough to deal with such violators”, he said.
However, Speaker Muhammed Akbar Lone asked the minister to reconsider the Bill. On his intervention, Rather and Law Minister Ali Muhammad Sagar urged the speaker to consider the bill as introduced. The Bill would come for discussion in the current session.
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