Bengaluru: In a significant move, the Centre has notified land laws, paving the way for any citizen of India to buy land in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The government in its release stated that the order will be called the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of Central Laws) Third Order, 2020, as reported by Times Now. 

The order comes into force with immediate effect. The General Clauses Act, 1897 applies for the interpretation of this Order as it applies for interpretation of laws in force in the territory of India, the order stated.

With the abrogation of Article 370, the act re-constituted the former state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories, 'Jammu and Kashmir' and 'Ladakh'.
Earlier in September 2020, the Jammu and Kashmir administration amended the Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules, 2020.

"In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 309 of the Constitution of India, read with Section 15 of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Decentralisation and Recruitment) Act, 2010, the administration hereby makes the following amendment in the Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules, 2020," read an official notification.

The Indian Parliament abrogated articles 370 and 35A on August 5 of last year. The BJP had mentioned in its poll manifesto that it would go ahead with the abrogation if voted to power. And when it came to power, it just did that, integrating the erstwhile state with the rest of India.