JAMMU AND KASHMIR: The Jammu administration on Tuesday issued an order empowering tehsildars and revenue officials to issue residence certificates to “people residing for more than a year” in Jammu.
In the guidelines issued by the District Election Officer, it has been said that this decision has been taken so that no eligible voter is deprived of registration. This decision is part of the process of revising the voter list.
ECI’s latest order for registration of new voters makes it clear that GOIs colonial settler project has been initiated in Jammu. They will bear the first blow to Dogra culture, identity, employment & business. pic.twitter.com/ZX9dOSEWx1— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) October 12, 2022
This is the first time that the electoral revision is being done after the abrogation of Airticle 370 in 2019.
On this decision, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti tweeted, “The recent order of the Election Commission of India to register new voters is the beginning of the Government of India’s project under which outsiders to settle in Jammu. Huh. Its first loss will be to the Dogra culture, their identity, employment and business.
Responding to this, the National Conference party said, “The government is settling 25 lakh non-local voters in Jammu and Kashmir under its plan. We will continue to oppose it. BJP is scared of elections and knows that it will lose badly. The people of Jammu and Kashmir will continue to defeat this conspiracy of ballot box. ,
The Government is going ahead with its plan to add 25 lakh non-local voters in J&K and we continue to oppose this move. BJP is scared of the elections & knows it will lose badly. People of J&K must defeat these conspiracies at the ballot box. pic.twitter.com/U6fjnUpRct— JKNC (@JKNC_) October 11, 2022
According to the order, any document like the Aadhar Card, water/electricity/gas connection, bank passbooks, passport, registered land deeds, etc., can be used as proof of residence.
The order added that the special summary revision is meant for registration of new voters and the deletion, correction, and transposition of voters who have migrated or died since the last summary revision was held in Jammu and Kashmir.