The government advances in the resolution Rajya Sabha to extend the government of the president in Ju0026K for 6 months

NEW DELHI: The Center had no choice but to extend the President's government for six months in Jammu and Kashmir, since the Electoral Commission intends to hold assembly elections there by the end of the year, Minister of the Interior Amit Shah said Monday while moving a statutory resolution in this regard.

The legal resolution on the extension of the President's mandate for another six months with effect from July 3, 2019 was approved by Lok Sabha on Friday.

After assessing the current situation, including security and religious activities, the Electoral Commission decided to hold elections in Jammu and Kashmir by the end of this year. The government had no choice but to present this resolution, Shah said in the statement. Superior house

I expected the House to understand the circumstances and support the resolution.

With the opposition questioning the delay in holding the assembly elections, Shah said that the assembly elections were never held in the state in the past Ramzan, which was from May 7 to June 4 this year. .

He also quoted Amarnath Yatra from June 30 to August 15 and said that the Bakarwal community also moves to higher levels during this time and returns only in October.

On November 21, 2018, the governor of Ju0026K, Satypal Malik, had dissolved the 87-member assembly, citing fears about the horse trade and the lack of a credible alternative for government formation.

On December 20, 2018, the president's mandate was imposed.

The Interior Minister also introduced the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019, on Monday to replace an ordinance issued by the previous government.

People living along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir will get the benefits of reservation in direct recruitment, promotion and admission to professional courses on a par with those who live along the Line of Current Control (ALoC).

The minister said the reserve will benefit some 3.5 lakh of people living in 435 villages in the three districts: Kathua, Samba and Jammu.

People living along the international border were affected by unprovoked bombings from across the border. They had to live in bunkers. The education of children is affected.

Shah said that among the residents of these three districts there is a sense that their interests have been ignored, adding that the government had to present an Ordinance to correct this anomaly and also offer reservations.

The amendment bill has already got approval of Lok Sabha.

The bill, once approved by Parliament, will amend the Jammu and Kashmir Reserves Law of 2004 so that people residing in areas adjacent to the IB within the scope of the reservation, are on par with the people who live in areas adjacent to the Real Control Line.

People living in areas adjacent to the IB in Jammu and Kashmir were not included in the scope of the Jammu and Kashmir Reserves Act, 2004 and Rules, 2005.

The rules stipulated the reservation in direct recruitment, promotions and admission in different professional courses to several categories.