Home Minister tables J&K Reservation Bill in Rajya Sabha


New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday has tabled the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha and the debate begins.

According to reports, the proposed bill is aimed at giving reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to those living within 10 km of the international border in the state. The Home Minister has also sought an extension of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, which ends tomorrow, for six months.

The Lok Sabha had given its nod to the amendment bill and extension of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir for six months on Friday after Shah submitted a proposal in this regard.

The Opposition criticized the Centre for the current situation of the Valley alleging that it was due to the BJP-PDP government which was elected in 2015.

The Opposition stressed that they do not have any problem with the reservation bill in Jammu and Kashmir, but disprove the way it was presented.

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