Rajya Sabha passes Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill; scraps Articles 370, 35A
New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill that seeks to scrap Article 370 and Article 35A in Jammu and Kashmir, while also bifurcating the state into union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
The Bill was passed by the Upper House through a voice vote, with 125 being in favour and 61 against it and there was also one abstention.
With the passage of the Bill in the Rajya Sabha, it will now be discussed in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Bill lays the ground for the stalemate in Kashmir to be resolved after 70 years, with the Centre now gaining greater legislative control in the region. …… Read More
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