Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill 2019, Aadhar Amendment Bill to be tabled in Lok Sabha today

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Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019 will be tabled in the Lok Sabha today. The union cabinet in its meeting last week has cleared both the Bills.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will table the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill. The Bill sought to give reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to those living within 10 km of the International Border in Jammu on a par with people living along the Line of Control in Kashmir.

While Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will introduce the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019. The Bill was cleared in Lok Sabha on January 4 but could not be taken up for consideration by the Rajya Sabha. This legislation provided for an individual to voluntarily use her Aadhaar number to establish her identity, by authentication or offline verification.

However, with the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha, it got lapsed. Among the most controversial bills that lapsed were Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016, Triple Talaq Bill, Adhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that was cleared by Lok Sabha but got stuck in the upper House of the Parliament.

Earlier, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday tabled the Triple Talaq Bill in the Lok Sabha with opposition parties including Congress MP Shahi Tharoor opposing the introduction of Triple Talaq Bill.

Speaking in the House, Ravi Shankar Prasad said, ‘Rights of Muslim women will be protected. It is about justice and empowerment of women’.

The new government will give a push to all such bills in the coming days.

The first session of Lok Sabha began on June 17th with the oath-taking ceremony of all the new MPs. While the election to the Lok Sabha Speaker held on Wednesday, June 19. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha MP from Kota Om Birla elected to the post unanimously.

The Economic Survey will be released on the 4th of July a day before. While next day, that is on July 5th, new Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will table the full-fledged budget in the House.

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