Prez rule extended, Shah blames Nehru for Jammu and Kashmir

Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday blamed former PM Jawaharlal Nehru for the political problems and terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, as he asserted in the Lok Sabha that Article 370 of the Constitution granting special status to the state is “temporary in nature” and “not permanent”.
Prez rule extended, Shah blames Nehru for Jammu and Kashmir
Home Minister Amit Shah

New Delhi

As the Lok Sabha gave its nod to extend President’s Rule in J&K for another six months beginning July 3 by approving a statutory resolution, Shah also said Assembly polls in the border state will be held in a free, fair and democratic manner once the Election Commission announces the schedule.

The Lok Sabha also cleared the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019, to replace an ordinance issued by the previous government. The approval for the resolution and the amendment bill was given by voice vote amid protests from the Congress and some opposition parties.

The legislation envisages that people living along the International Border (IB) inJ&K will get benefits of reservation in direct recruitment, promotion and admission in professional courses on par with those living along the Actual Line of Control (ALoC).

The Bill was the first to be piloted by Amit Shah as Home Minister in the Lok Sabha. 

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