What’s the controversial Roshni Act all about and why has J&K HC ordered a CBI probe into it?


The J&K government on October 31 chose to announce all the activities taken under the Jammu and Kashmir State Land (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001, otherwise called the Roshni Act. Under which 20 lakh of land was to be moved to existing tenants, as “invalid and void”, and has chosen to recover the ground inside a half year.

Controversial Roshni Act

“The J&K government has chosen to execute the High Court request, where it pronounced the Jammu and Kashmir State Land (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001 as revised now and then as illegal, as opposed to law and unreasonable,” an official representative said.


In a request gave by the J&K Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, with the endorsement of the Lieutenant Governor, the J&K government said it has discovered vital that to actualize the judgment passed by the High Court, “bearings are needed to be given”.

The Principal Secretary, Revenue Department, has been approached to pass a request pronouncing all activities taken under the Act, as revised occasionally, and rules made thereunder.

 J&K HC ordered a CBI probe into it


“He will guarantee that all the transformations done in the encouragement of the Roshni Act are revoked. He will likewise work out an arrangement to recover the enormous plots of State land vested under the Act, 2001 of every a period bound way. He will likewise work out the modalities and plan to remove encroachers from such State land and recover it inside a time of a half year,” the request said.


The Principal Secretary, Revenue Department, will work out modalities for dealing with the cash got for these grounds after revocation, it added.As indicated by request, total characters of every single compelling individual, including Ministers, administrators, civil servants, government authorities, cops, financial specialists, and so on, and their family members or people holding Benami for them, who have determined advantage under the Act, will be disclosed. “The activity will be finished inside a time of one month,” it added.

Roshni Act all about and why 

The Roshni Act was ordered during the Dr Farooq Abdullah system and focused on procuring ₹25,000 crores by moving 20 lakh kanals of State land to exist tenants against instalment at market rates. During the Ghulam Nabi Azad system, the slice off was loose to 2007. In 2014, the Comptroller and Auditor General assessed that just ₹76 crores had been acknowledged from the exchange of infringed land somewhere in the range of 2007 and 2013.


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