NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha on Tuesday referred to a Select Committee of the House a bill to amend a 48-year-old law aimed at guarding against claims of succession or transfer of properties left by people who migrated to Pakistan and China after the wars. The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016, which amends the Enemy Property Act, 1968 was referred to a 23-member Committee headed by Bhupender Yadav.
It was believed that opposition members wanted it be reviewed by with amendments as it has stringent provisions. The bill was passed by Lok Sabha on March 9 with the government overruling demands by opposition parties for sending it to the Standing Committee of Parliament.
In the wake of the Indo-Pak war of 1965 and 1971, there was migration of people from India to Pakistan and under the Defence of India Rules framed under the Defence of India Act, the Government of India took over the properties and companies of such persons who had taken Pakistani nationality.
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