Union Home Minister Amit Shah is set to introduce the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha on Monday. The Home Minister is currently holding an urgent meeting with NSA AjitDoval and Home Secretary Rajiv Guaba in his office in parliament.
What is J&K Bill 2019?
The Union Government wats to implement 10% weaker section quota in Jammu and Kashmir. The bill is aimed at finalizing modalities of implementing the bill.
Security situation in Kashmir
The fear of repealing of Article 35A is prevalent in the northern state with major political parties seeking clarification from the Union Government that no decision would be taken in haste. J&K Governor Satyapal Malik has assured the political parties and the residents again and again that nothing would be done secretly.
Governor’s stand on the Kashmir situation
The governor met a delegation of PDP and NC and assured the leaders of safety of the residents and maintaining the special status of the norther state. But at the same time, he said that the people should wait until parliament meets on Monday as the Union Government is only authorized to make any statement on 35A. But he assured that no secret decision is taken on Kashmir and nothing would happen without the consent of parliament.
Government advisory in Kashmir
Tourists and travelers are advised to leave the state ASAP. The government has made arrangements for taking the tourists out to safety. IAF planes are pressed into service to help Air India in providing quick and safe exit to visitors. The national carrier has reduced the ticket prices to and from Srinagar to Rs. 9,500 till Independence … Read the rest