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    Govt introduces J&K Reorganisation Bill 2019 in Rajya Sabha; moves resolution revoking Article 370

    Published on August 5, 2019

    Amid Opposition uproar, the government today introduced the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha. It also moved a resolution revoking Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. Home Minister Amit Shah introduced the bill as well as moved the resolution in the House.

    Opposition members belonging from Congress, Left, TMC, SP, PDP, RJD and others created uproar in the House after the Minister’s announcement. The agitating members are sitting in the well and raising slogans.

    Amid pandemonium, the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced. Earlier, Leader of the Opposition, Ghulam Nabi Azad demanded discussion on the prevailing situation in the state. Mr Azad said curfew has been imposed and prominent leaders put under house arrest. Home Minister Amit Shah said, government is ready to discuss every issue related to Jammu and Kashmir.

    Home minister Amit Shah has justified the repeal of Article 370. Mr Shah said the people of Jammu and Kashmir are not getting any benefits and the politicians are allowing corruption to flourish. The Minister asserted Article 370 never helped Jammu and Kashmir join India and said, Jammu and Kashmir was already a part of India much before Article 370. Mr Shah said, Article 370 was accepted with the idea that it will eventually be removed but no political party had the will to do it.

    The Home minister appealed to all members to take part in a discussion on the Bill. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Satish Chandra Mishra said his party is supporting the government’s bill on removing Article 370 in the Rajya Sabha. Now, Rajya Sabha is taking up discussion together on the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) bill 2019  and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 as well as resolutions related to scrapping Article 370. Opposition members continuing sloganeering sitting in the Well of the House.

    Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu today asked the People Democratic Party (PDP) members, Mir Fayaz and Nazir Ahmed Laway to go out of the House after they attempted to tear the Constitution. The members trying to do the act in protest against the abrogation of Article 370. However, Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad condemned the act, saying Congress will protect the Constitution at any cost but BJP has murdered the Constitution today.

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