As per the amendments in the Enemy Property Act, the successors of those who migrated to Pakistan and China will have no claim over the properties or shares left behind in India.
The Centre has permitted the state governments to use ‘enemy properties’ for public use. ‘Enemy properties’ refer to the property of the people who migrated to Pakistan after partition and also to China after the Sino-India war in 1962 and took the citizenship of the respective countries.’ While Pakistani nationals left behind around 9,280 such properties, Chinese nationals left behind 126 properties, as per an official in the home ministry.
The properties that are more than 9,400 in numbers are worth more than Rs 1 lakh crore and Rs 3000 crore of the enemy shares. As per the notification by the home ministry, the act has been amended to facilitate the ‘usage of enemy property by the state government exclusively for public use.’