New Delhi, July 1 : A statutory resolution seeking extension of President Rule in Jammu and Kashmir by six months and the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 .on Monday received the nod of Parliament with the Rajya Sabha passing it by voice vote.
The resolution to extend the President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir and the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill were passed by the Upper House after the House rejected the statutory resolution moved by D Raja of the CPI disapproving the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 promulgated by the President on March 1.
The resolution and the Bill has already been passed by the Lok sabha. With the Rajya Sabha giving its approval, the resolution and the Bill have got the nod of Parliament.
Earlier, replying to a discussion on the Resolution and the Bill, Home Minister Amit Shah defended the decision of the Election commission not to hold simultaneous assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir along with Lok Sabha polls and said that Assembly elections in the state will be held whenever the EC decides to do so.‘’ Simultaneous elections in Jammu and Kashmir were not possible because the number of contestants would be more and security would be a problem. Assembly elections will be held when the Election Commission decides to do so,’’Mr Shah said.
Expressing the commitment of the Narendra Modi Government to work on the path of ‘Kashmiriyat, Jamburiyat and Insaaniyat’ shown by late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Home Minister said,’’we will win the hearts of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.’’Mr Shah said that the Narendra Modi Government. has a zero tolerance policy against terrorism.