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LS adopts resolution on J&K Reorganisation Bill


New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Monday adopted a resolution moved by Union Home Minister Amit Shah for introducing the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 which splits the state into two Union Territories: Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh without one.

The resolution was adopted by the House with voice vote.

The Minister moved the resolution in the lower house after the Reorganisation Bill was moved and discussed in the Rajya Sabha.

“That the President of India has referred the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 to this House under the proviso to article 3 of the Constitution of India for its views as this House is vested with the powers of the State Legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, as per proclamation of the President of India dated December 19, 2018,” the resolution moved by Shah said.

The Minister assured the opposition that he will give a detailed reply and participate in the discussion when the Bill will be introduced in the House on Tuesday.

The opposition objected to the move and sought Shah’s reply. Amid the din, the Lok Sabha accepted the resolution on the Bill.

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