Union Home Minister Amit Shah to table three important bills of Jammu and Kashmir in Lok Sabha today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is slated to introduce in Lok Sabha three key bills related to Jammu and Kashmir today – Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill 2019, The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill 2019 and the bill sought to scrap Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir.

The Upper House of the parliament, Rajya Sabha, on Monday, gave its nod to the resolution scrapping Article 370 from the valley that gives special status to the state. Speaking in the House, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said section 370 was the root of terrorism in the valley.

He further asserted that his government is fully committed to make Jammu and Kashmir, one of the developments and most progressive state of the country.

Among bills, The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill 2019, sought to divide the state into two territories – Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. Jammu and Kashmir as a one Union Territory will have a legislature along with an L-G, while Ladakh without legislature.

The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill, 2019, was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Monday with 125 MPs voted in favor of the Bill while 61 in against.

While the Reorganization and the resolution Bill was tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Monday amid opposition uproar. Earlier in the day, Union Home Minister Amit Shah tabled a resolution to this effect in Rajya Sabha following which President Ram Nath Kovind issued a notification – The Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 2019, that will come into force immediately.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also introduced the bill to extend 10% EWS (Economically weaker sections) quota to Jammu and Kashmir.

The government has replaced the 1954 presidential order with the newly published Presidential order, 2019. The 1954 order was called on to inculcate 35A under Article 370 in the valley. Article 35A gives power to Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly to define its residents and make special provisions for them.

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