Insult Piles Up Injury: Omar Abdullah Criticizes Government For J&K's New Address Rule

NEW DELHI: Leader of the National Conference Omar Abdullah on Wednesday he criticized the new government domicile rule for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

The injury is insulted when we see that the law does not offer any of the promised protections, Abdullah tweeted in response to the government notification defining new rules for domicile status in Jammu and Kashmir.

The government issued a bulletin notification on Wednesday announcing a series of amendments to 138 Jammu and Kashmir Acts that included job protection up to Group 4 only for those domiciled in union territory. The notification also states that any person living in Jammu and Kashmir for 15 years will be considered as the domicile of the Union Territory.

Abdullah, not so pleased, criticized the government and said that even the new party created with the blessings of Delhi is against this new rule.

You can imagine how hollow the domicile law is by the fact that even the new party created with the blessings of Delhi, whose leaders were lobbying in Delhi for this law, have been forced to criticize J&k'sdomicilelaw,headded.