Rajya Sabha extends President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir for six months, also passes J&K Reservation Bill

The upper house of the Indian Parliament, Rajya Sabha on Monday approved the extension of President’s rule in the state of Jammu and Kashmir for more six months i.e. from the 3rd of July.

The House also passed the J&K Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The bill provides for reservations in educational institutions and government jobs within 10 kilometers of the International Border in the Jammu area, just like the Line of Control in Kashmir.

Union Home Minister, Amit Shah while introducing the bill in the upper house accused Jawaharlal Nehru for the Kashmir dispute. Amit Shah said: “After Maharaja’s treaty with Union of India, Kashmir became India’s integral part, what was the need to go to UN? Was it not a mistake, if we don’t learn from and accept our mistakes the coming generations will also keep making mistakes.”

Amit Shah also added that the government plans to win the people of Jammu and Kashmir with the path shown by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and not by using harsh words.

When being questioned about the delay of polls in the legislative assembly, Mr. Shah blamed it on occasion of Ramzan, Amarnath Yatra and lack of security personnels.

Source : Various