SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir 

Many in Indian-administered Kashmir were angered when the New Delhi announced a law defining criteria for residency and employment , with suspicions mounting that this is the first step in undermining the disputed region’s Muslim-majority status.

An “extraordinary” notification in Tuesday’s Official Gazette said any Indian who has lived for 15 years in Jammu and Kashmir qualified to be its “domicile,” entailing the right to hold land and work in the region. Also eligible are Indian nationals who have passed their 10th or 12th-grade examinations after at least a seven-year stay in the territory.

People registered

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