The Union Cabinet approved an extension of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir for six more months beginning July 3. The central rule has been continuing in Jammu and Kashmir since June 20, 2018.
After the approval of the Union Cabinet, the President Ram Nath Kovind will sign the proclamation for the imposition of President’s rule in the state.
The President’s rule which was imposed in J&K on 20 December 2018 expires on July 2. The Governor of J&K Satypal Malik has also recommended that the President rule in the state may be extended for a further period of six months with effect from July 3. This is because, Under Section 92 of the Constitution of J&K, there is no provision for further continuation of Governor’s rule after six months.
The Bill will replace “The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Ordinance,2019″ by amendments in the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act, 2004 and bringing persons residing in the areas adjoining International Border within the ambit of reservation at par with persons living in areas adjoining Actual Line of Control (ALoC).