Before implementing any orders in J&K(UT) from Union Ministry, ground situation be taken into consideration
Kupwara, October 10: Spokesperson Bhartiya Janta Party, District Kupwara Mir Basharat on Saturday surprised by the decision of Union Home Ministry in empowering the JK(UT) administration to impose Property Taxes through the municipal corporations, municipal councils and municipal committees in the Union Territory.
This move from Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has evoked criticism against their strategies by commoners and from the regional parties. MHA should first analyze the ground situation through proper medium as the circumstances in the valley has not been stable since 2018. The financial stance of whole country is not so good due to pandemic through out the globe but before pandemic the financial crunch was already affecting the valley; Courtsey to circumstances borne out of separatism and activism, badly and onset of pandemic added to the financial crunch.
Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla issued several amendments in the Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Act, 2000 and Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Corporation Act, 2000 carried through the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization (Adaptation of State Laws) Order, 2020. Such empowering needs intensive research before implementing or adjournment on ground. The valley is trying hard to stick back the broken pieces together, and implementing such laws at this time will have negative consequences; which can’t be controlled in later stages.
Lastly, these new provisions not only will erode the followed convention but will have serious negative repercussions in the future. Wisely, it will create more chances of corruption now. So, in this regard heartfelt request to His Excellency Manoj Sinha Ji (Lieutenant Governor JK(UT)), kindly delay the implementation till a concrete solution is not reached in this regard.