Photo: Sambit Patra/Facebook
Photo: Sambit Patra/Facebook

The Centre on Tuesday cleared the decks for people from across the country to buy land in Jammu and Kashmir, in a decision that drawn sharp rebuke from Opposition leaders. Several laws pertaining to land ownership were repealed or amended - a move that the BJP says will open the "floodgates of development" and mark the beginning of a new era of progress and prosperity in the union territory.

Lauding the same, BJP leader Sambit Patra on Wednesday took to Twitter, writing in block letters that "NOW ANYONE CAN BUY LAND IN KASHMIR". And while the style of writing would indicate his excitement over the same, Twitter was far less enthusiastic. Since being posted on Wednesday morning, Patra's post has garnered many a critical comment, with many pointing out other issues that might stop people from purchasing land in Kashmir.

While some in the comments section took jabs at the BJP leader, alleging that Indian land occupied by China in Ladakh remained inaccessible, others wondered if the definition of "anyone" had been changed to mean the "super rich".

"Yes. Anyone can grab our land now, like China did in Ladakh!" tweeted Congress leader Salman Nizami.

"PROVIDED THAT the term "Anyone" includes super rich only," countered another.

Take a look at some of the other comments:

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