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Opposing Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, Congress presents amendment notice

Against the Union government’s decision to scrap Article 370 and organize the state into new lines, Congress party has given amendment notice opposing the bill.

Today, Home Minister Amit Shah introduced Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill to change the status of this state. Jammu and Kashmir will cease to exist as a special state and will now be transformed into 2 Union territories, one being Jammu & Kashmir and the other being Ladakh division. Jammu & Kashmir will now be a union territory with legislature while Ladakh will be a union territory without a legislature, Home Minister Amit Shah told Rajya Sabha.

It is said that Congress party MP M V Rajeev Gowda has given a notice for the amendment which is against the provision in the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 that provides for the division of the erstwhile state into two Union Territories.

Many leaders have opposed the move. Ghulam Nabi Azad slammed the government for transferring a state into a non-entity form. He, as quoted by ANI, said, ” Shameful that you have turned J&K into a non-entity by making a Lt Governor there, so that you can appoint even a peon or a clerk, sitting here (Delhi).”

SP member RG Yadav also showed his anger by expressing his views.

The decision to revoke the special status of Jammu was taken in a Cabinet committee on security meeting which took place today in the early morning. Home Minister also introduced the bill to extend 10% EWS (Economically weaker sections) quota to Jammu state.

After Amit Shah addressed the Parliament, The President Notice was issued in the gazette for coveying the same.

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