The lower house of Parliament on Friday adopted a resolution on imposition of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir. Amid the din in Lok Sabha, the Statutory Resolution on imposition of President’s Rule in the state, which requires Parliament’s approval, was adopted with voice vote. After the Opposition termed the decision to dissolve the Assembly as “unconstitutional”, the Centre asserted that it was committed to democratic process in the state.
In another development, the opposition is going to meet on December 31 in Parliament on triple talaq bill. On Thursday, the contentious Triple Talaq Bill criminalising instant divorce by Muslim men was passed in the Lok Sabha amid a heated debate followed by an Opposition walkout. While the government projected the bill as a question of “Insaaniyat aur Insaaf“, the Opposition accused the government of indulging in vote bank politics and demanded that the Bill is referred to a joint select committee.
The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day and would reconvene on Monday at 11 am. The Rajya Sabha, on the other hand, was adjourned for the day after AIADMK and DMK protested in well. The House will reconvene on Monday.