Search

J&K reservation (amendment) bill 2019 passed by Lok Sabha

Union Home Minister Amit Shah had introduced the Jammu & Kashmir reservation bill in Parliament, while also proposed to extend the President's rule in the state by six months.

Jun 28, 2019 16:19 IST
facebook IconTwitter IconWhatsapp Icon
Amit Shah

Lok Sabha has passed Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019, aimed to provide reservations in educational institutions and government jobs within 10km of the International Border in the Jammu area, just like the Line of Control in Kashmir. In the favour of this bill Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that students had to stay in bunkers for several days during shelling and firing, which was why the government wanted a reservation for those living along the International Border. Moving the bill in the Lok Sabha, Shah said, "This bill is not to please anyone but for those living near the International Border."

Introducing a bill to extend the President's rule by six more months, Shah said: "The current President's rule in Jammu and Kashmir is scheduled to be over on July 2. In view of Ramadan and Amarnath Yatra, the election in the state has been postponed to by 2018-end." J&K Reservation Act proposes to give reservation in educational institutions and government jobs to those living within 10km of the International Border in Jammu on par with people living along the Line of Control in Kashmir.

Amit Shah introduces J&K reservation bill

The Amendment proposes that people who live along the LoC, LaC and UB should be included in the 3% reservation, over 3.5 lakh people will benefit from it. Amit Shah says that children living on the international border should also receive benefits of the bill.

Amit Shah in Lok Sabha

•    Amit Shah brings a resolution to the house that seeks extension of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir for next sixth month. Amit Shah said that will uproot the terror from the valley with such strong steps.
•    Amit Shah seeks to extend the President’s rule under Article 356 in Jammu and Kashmir for six more months, from July 3, 2019.
•    Home Minister Amit Shah said that elections in Jammu and Kashmir have been bloody in the past, but during Lok Sabha election this year, there was no violence. "The law and order in the state is under control," he adds.
•    Talking about elections in Jammu and Kashmir Amit Shah said that elections in Jammu & Kashmir will now be held post Amarnath Yatra, where security forces "will leave no stone unturned."

Amit Shah returned from J&K trip

Home Minister Amit Shah returned from a two-day trip to Jammu & Kashmir, where he asked security forces to take stricter action against terrorism. He also praised efforts of the Jammu and Kashmir Police in countering terrorism and militancy, and directed that the state government should commemorate the martyrdom of its policemen in their hometowns and villages in an appropriate manner each year.

Also Read | G20 Summit 2019: PM Modi says Terrorism is the Biggest Threat to Humanity