Centre notifies rules for domicile of Jammu and Kashmir

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New Delhi: The Centre has defined new rules for the domicile of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir eight months after revocation of Article 370.

The new notification said any person who has resided for a period of fifteen years in the UT of J&K or has studied for a period of seven years and appeared in class 10th/12th examination in an educational institution located in the UT of J&K will be considered a domicile of the state.

Earlier, the Jammu and Kashmir state Assembly was responsible for defining a resident of the state. The migrants, registered by the Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner (Migrants) in the UT of J&K have also been included in the definition of domicile of J&K.

Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated into two union territories in October. While Jammu and Kashmir has a legislative Assembly, Ladakh was without one.

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