Rajya Sabha clears Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Bill, extension of President’s rule in Valley

The Parliament on Monday gave its nod to the extension of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir. Replying on a debate in Rajya Sabha on the resolution for extension of President’s rule, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that his government at Centre is not interested in ruling the state from Delhi and Assembly polls will be decided by the Election Commission. 

Asserting that there will be no space for separatists and terrorists, Shah added that his government will be working for winning the hearts of people in the state. Apart from the resolution to extend the President’s rule, the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Amendment Bill.

Both the resolution and the bill was approved by the Upper House, Rajya Sabha. These were approved by Lok Sabha last week.

Speaking in Rajya Sabha, Shah slammed Congress saying that the party has followed politics of appeasement and that led to grievances in other parts of the valley.

Earlier on Friday, during the discussion in Lok Sabha, Union Home Minister Amit Shah fired salvos at Congress and Former PM Jawahar Lal Nehru over the Jammu and Kashmir. He slammed Congress saying that the previous government did nothing to solve rift between people of India and the valley.

Slamming the former PM Jawaharlal Nehru, Shah said, ‘It was Jawaharlal Nehru who did it gave that portion(PoK) to Pakistan. You say we don’t take people into confidence, but Nehru ji did it without taking the then Home Minister into confidence’.

The Lok Sabha, on Friday, passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Bill. It also gave its nod to extend the President’s Rule in the valley for another six months beginning July 3.

With the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill that 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.



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