Satpal Nischal has been living in Jammu and Kashmir for more than 50 years and received a certificate last month. Satpal was in the shop when the terrorists noticed him.
Terrorists shot dead jewelery jeweler Satpal Nishal in Srinagar on Thursday. Police sources said on Friday that the businessman was killed because of the domicile certificate. The certificate of residence gave him the right to buy land and property in Jammu and Kashmir. Satpal Nischal has been living in Jammu and Kashmir for more than 50 years and received a certificate last month. Satpal was in the shop when the terrorists noticed him.
A terrorist organization has claimed responsibility for the killing of Satpal Nischal. The terrorist organization said in a statement after the killing, “We oppose the new housing law. Under this law, Ratnakar got a permanent residence (domicile).” Those who take land under this Act, we will consider it as possession. ”
In August 2019, the Central Government revoked some of the provisions of Section 370 and revoked the status of Special State of Jammu and Kashmir. Subsequently, a new land law was notified last year, which gives people living in any state the right to buy real estate in Jammu and Kashmir.
More than one million residency certificates have been issued in the Kashmir Valley so far, most of them to local people. The government has not released a separate figure for how many locals have received regional certificates.
The Nishal family is originally from Gurudaspur in Punjab and has been living in Srinagar for decades. Most of the people in this family are involved in the jewelery business. Nishal’s neighbors say that Nischal was like our brother, not like the outsider. Neighbor Shabir Ahmed said, “We never considered him an outsider. He was like other Kashmiri brothers. He met us with great love. Everyone is saddened by this.”
Police say he is investigating the case. A senior official said, “We have picked some people. One of the attackers has also been caught on CCTV footage. We hope to catch them soon.”