Jammu, October 14, 2023: Kashmiri Pandits living temporarily in exile for last more than three decades in several migrant camps and non camps in Jammu and other parts of the country face many tough challenges and problems on day to day basis in their lives and one Such serious challenge among them is removal of illegal encroachments/unlawful possession on their lands, shrines, temples etc in the valley by some anti social elements at a number of places still and utter failure of the custodians to restore, preserve and protect their lands under immovable migrant property act 1997, thus throwing all winds to this law by violating the earlier clear cut directives.
In a statement issued today, senior most Kashmiri Pandit leader Shri M. K. Yogi has expressed grave concern over the issue of restoration, preservation and protection of migrant lands in valley at a number of places from the illegal occupants and failure of concerned authorities in discharging their assigned role as custodians of the migrant property under immovable migrant property act, 1997.
Yogi has said the concerned custodians made under immovable migrant property have miserably failed at many places in valley in restoring and preserving the migrant lands from illegal occupants due to the non seriousness attitude at the lower level despite clear cut directions from highest office in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir about the same.
Yogi has once again appealed Lt. Governor union Territory J&K to issue clear cut directions again to the custodians to implement the migrant immovable property Act 1997 in true letter and spirit as well fix the accountability of any lapse in such issues with severe punishments.