Home Minister Amit Shah today moved a resolution in the Lok Sabha seeking further extension of President rule in Jammu and Kashmir for six months with effect from 3rd July 2019.
Moving the resolution, Mr Shah said, the preparation to conduct Assembly elections in the State by the end of this year is underway. He said the Centre is committed to a democratically elected government in the State.
The Minister also listed out the initiatives of the Central government regarding development programmes in Jammu and Kashmir saying that pending issues related to Jammu and Ladakh are being resolved. He said, 15 thousand bunkers are also being constructed in the State.
The Minister also moved Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha for consideration and passage.
The bill proposes to give reservation in educational institutions and government jobs to people living within 10 kilometres of the International Border in Jammu. The Bill will replace the Ordinance promulgated in this regard.