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BJP welcomes J&Ks domicile rules; Pakistan fumes

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NEW DELHI: Senior BJP functionaries on Tuesday welcomed Jammu & Kashmirs new domicile rules and said this would give long due rights to refugees as well as Kashmiri Pandits living outside the Union Territory.
“The new domicile rules gazetted in J&K are a welcome step. This will give the long due rights to all refugees, including those from West Pakistan, Scheduled Caste workers from the rest of India settled in J&K for decades and children of Kashmiri Pandits living outside J&K, to claim domicile now. Equality and dignity for all,” party president J P Nadda said on Twitter. BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said the party had fulfilled yet another promise.
Party spokesperson Sambit Patra said, “The domicile rules notified now replace the erstwhile J&K permanent resident rules that stood abrogated along with the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A. This is something that India had long waited for.”
Pakistan termed the new rules “illegal”, alleging they were clear vRead More – Source