Altaf Bukhari meets Amit Shah, Ajit Doval

J&K Apni Party president Syed Altaf Bukhari on Friday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval regarding the recently announced domicile law for J&K.

Apni Party sources said that Bukhari put forth several recommendations for the law among which includes retaining jobs exclusively for residents of Jammu of Kashmir.

An Apni Party leader said that Bukhari told the Home Minister Shah and NSA that “amendments be made in the law so that all the residents of J&K as on August 5, 2019 be declared as domicile.” The party sources also said that Bukhari has asked that the clause in the domicile law restricting exclusive rights of J&K residents for only upto class forth jobs be done away with.

“There has been a discussion that the clause restricting domiciles for only upto posts of class fourth should be omitted from the new domicile law,” party sources said. The sources said Bukhari also informed Shah that posts such as that of gazetted and non gazetted levels be kept for candidates who are domiciles of J&K.

“It has been conveyed to the Home Minister that all gazetted, non-gazetted, district, divisional and state cadre posts be filled up only amongst the eligible candidates who are residents of J&K,” the party sources said.

The sources said the government was likely to concede to all the demands of JKAP which includes amendments to the domicile law.