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Pursuant to its earlier announcement of applying Central laws to the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir, the Government of India has notified the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of Central Laws) Order, 2020.
In exercise of its powers under Section 96 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 to make adaptations and modifications to facilitate the implementation of any law applicable to India, the Centre has made 37 laws applicable to the newly carved out Union Territory.
The order recently notified in the Official Gazette states,
“With immediate effect, the Acts mentioned in the Schedule to this Order shall, until repealed or amended by a competent Legislature or other competent authority, have effect, subject to the adaptations and modifications directed by the Schedule to this Order, or if it is so directed, shall stand repealed.”