The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019 stands as it is, and by way of Section 95 provides for extension of 106 central laws to the newly created UT of J&K while dousing 153 erstwhile state laws and retaining 166 erstwhile laws.
The now extended central laws aspire uniformity in substantive and procedural law across the country. It also promises its people the access to rights and forums in parity with the rest of the countrymen. However, the tangible implementation by establishing the required tribunals, forums etc. is still a far reality. It be noted that for exercising the rights flowing from the freshly extended laws does not lay with the traditional Courts for their adjudication. For instance, amongst others, The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019 extended central laws like Administrative Tribunal Act of 1985, Family Courts Act of 1984, Legal Services Authorities Act of 1987, Gram Nyayalayas Act of 2009, which necessitate the establishment of independent judicial bodies for their effective implementation. The newly extended laws provide for a composition or an organizational structure, which is different from its predecessor system and therefore would require systematic reorganization to keep the spirit of the central laws alive.
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