PART III CULTURAL GENOCIDE CRIMES AGAINST CULTURAL HERITAGE AND PROPERTY CHAPTER I 1.
Cultural Genocide means destroying, damaging, rendering unusable or removing which includes all the offences prescribed under the category of crimes against property in Indian penal code, in association with others, any property which belongs wholly or partly to a victim of Genocide, or to any group of victim/survivor of Genocide or their association and includes politics of change of nomenclature of places and distortion and falsification of history.
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A person who commits an act of Cultural genocide is guilty of an offence against this Act and is punishable on conviction by imprisonment for life. A person/s or group or any other legal entity shall commit an offence if he/she is occupying any immovable property usurped illegally, by encroachment or through distress sale which is restrained by J&K Migrant Immoveable Property (Preservation, protection and Restraint on distress Sales) Act \ 1997 and shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment which may extend to three years and shall be liable to fine. Application : (i) Save as otherwise expressly provided, this Act shall apply to all or any Genocide Victims/survivor religious places located wherever in the region of Jammu & Kashmir and to property, both movable and immovable, belonging to or appurtenant to such religious places irrespective of their ownership by charitable and other trusts, registered societies etc. for the time being under any law of the Union Territory, legally valid deed(s) or instruments(s). (ii) It shall apply to all such Genocide Victims/survivor religious places as will be compiled and catalogued by the surveyor General and later appended to this Bill and to such other religious places as may be notified by the Union Government in the official Gazette from time to time. 6