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Parliament Monsoon Session HIGHLIGHTS: Rajya Sabha passes J&K quota Bill, approves extension of President’s rule in state

Parliament Monsoon Session HIGHLIGHTS: The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 proposes to give quota benefits in jobs and educational institutions to people living near the state's International Border.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 1, 2019 9:54:37 pm
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The statutory resolution on extending President’s rule by another six months with effect from July 3, 2019, was approved by Rajya Sabha on Monday.

The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was also passed by the Upper House. The bill proposes to give quota benefits in jobs and educational institutions to people living near the state’s International Border.

Read | J&K polls to be held by Election Commission, Centre won’t interfere: Amit Shah

On extending the President’s rule in Kashmir, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the Centre has no option but to extend the rule for six months as the Election Commission intends to hold assembly polls there towards the end of the year.

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    20:07 (IST)01 Jul 2019
    House adjourned

    The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till tomorrow.

    20:04 (IST)01 Jul 2019
    Rajya Sabha passes resolution to extend Presiden't s rule in J&K

    The statutory resolution on extending President's rule by another six months with effect from July 3, 2019 was approved by Rajya Sabha.

    J&K Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 has also been passed.

    19:52 (IST)01 Jul 2019
    Targeting Nehru, Shah says lessons need to be learnt from historical blunders

    While addressing the Rajya Sabha, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, "We do not want to mislead people on Nehru but lessons have to be learned from historical blunders".

    "All Kashmir problems due to Nehru declaring ceasefire when one-third of Kashmir was with Pakistan," he added

    19:42 (IST)01 Jul 2019
    Nations which don't learn from past mistakes don't have bright future: Shah

    Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and RJD leader Manoj Jha said that the central govt wants to spread misinformation against Nehru among the Indian public. This is wrong. This is not our intention and never will be. But, the nations which don't learn from their mistakes in history don't have a bright future.

    (RSTV screengrab)




    19:36 (IST)01 Jul 2019
    Amit Shah on BJP ending ties with PDP

    Home Minister Amit Shah said that the BJP snapped ties with PDP when realised separatism was being encouraged.

    "We reopened schools, provided cooking gas, built toilets, provided electricity during President's rule in Jammu and
    Kashmir," Shah added.

    19:31 (IST)01 Jul 2019
    Amit Shah: We don't prefer ruling through Presiden't rule

    Replying to Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Shah said, "We don't prefer ruling through president's rule in J&K as you said, with God's grace and Modi ji's popularity we have enough state govts, 16 in total. So, it was due to security concerns that elections were not held".

    19:25 (IST)01 Jul 2019
    Simultaneous elections were not held due to security concerns: Amit Shah

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that elections in Jammu & Kashmir were not held along with the Lok Sabha polls due to security concerns. 

    He also said that the BJP ended its alliance with the PDP for the people of Kashmir.

    19:17 (IST)01 Jul 2019
    Amit Shah: We are working on Atal ji's path of "Jamuriyat, Kashmiriyat, & insaniyat"

    "I reiterate today that Modi led government is also working on Atal ji's path of Jamuriyat, Kashmiriyat, & insaniyat," Shah said.


    19:13 (IST)01 Jul 2019
    Modi govt has zero-tolerance towards terrorism: Amit Shah.

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the Narendra Modi-led government has zero tolerance towards terrorism. He also said that everyone knows Kashmir is ours and no one take Kashmir away from India.

    19:04 (IST)01 Jul 2019
    Home Minister Amit Shah takes the dais

    Home Minister Amit Shah starts his address by extending his condolences to victims of the J&K bus accident that occurred today.


    (RSTV screengrab)
    19:01 (IST)01 Jul 2019
    Ghulam Nabi Azad extends support to reservation bill

    Extending his support for the  Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that not only does he support the bill, but demands that quota should be raised to 5-6 per cent instead of three percent. 

    (RSTV screengrab)
    18:43 (IST)01 Jul 2019
    Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 11:00 am tomorrow.

    18:41 (IST)01 Jul 2019
    Extend quota benefit to border residents of Arunachal: BJP MP

    BJP MP Tapir Gao on Monday demanded that the government should provide reservation to people living in border areas of Arunachal Pradesh on lines of the legislation for Jammu and Kashmir.

    Participating in a debate in Lok Sabha, BJP MP from Arunachal East Tapir Gao said that to provide equal facilities and opportunities to people living in border areas of Arunachal Pradesh, the government should introduce a legislation similar to the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019. (PTI)

    18:14 (IST)01 Jul 2019
    Section 370 changed drastically since its implementation: AAP's Sanjay Singh

    AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh Monday said that it is a waste of time to discuss who is behind the current condition of Jammu and Kashmir. He also said that the was Section 370 was implemented initiated has changed drastically. He said that over 350 clauses of the article have been changed since its implementation.

    (RSTV screengrab)
    17:50 (IST)01 Jul 2019
    Refer teachers' reservation bill to Parliament panel: Opposition

    Opposition members in Lok Sabha on Monday demanded that a Bill related to reservation in filling vacant position in central universities be referred to the Standing Committee for a comprehensive review.

    Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers' Cadre) Bill 2019, which seek to replace an Ordinance issued in March, will help filling about 8,000 existing vacancies in 41 central universities.

    The Bill proposes to make university as a unit rather than a department for the purpose of providing reservation for filling teachers' position in central education institutions. (PTI)

    17:39 (IST)01 Jul 2019
    Resolution moved by the government has to be supported: YSR Congress Party

    "The statutory resolution (to extend President's rule in J&K) moved by the government has to be supported, YSR Congress supports it," YSRCP's Vijaysai Reddy said in the upper house.

    17:36 (IST)01 Jul 2019
    Accident rate in IAF reduced to 0.33 per 10,000 flying hours: Rajnath Singh in RS

    Nearly a month after the fatal crash of an Anton-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in Arunachal Pradesh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday said that the accident rate per 10,000 flying hours in the IAF has come down from 1.04 in 1999 to 0.33 in 2019. Rajnath was speaking in the Rajya Sabha during the question hour earlier. READ MORE HERE


    17:31 (IST)01 Jul 2019
    Shiv Sena supports extension of President's rule in J&K

    Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut extended his support to extend President's rule in Jammu and Kashmir for six months.

    He said that the entire country stands with the state.

    (RSTV screengrab)






    17:16 (IST)01 Jul 2019
    Sanjay Raut addresses Rajya Sabha

    Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut is currently addressing the Rajya Sabha.

    16:43 (IST)01 Jul 2019
    President's rule in J&K: CPI(M) leader opposes resolution

    Opposing the resolution to extend the President's rule in J&K, CPI(M) leader KK Ragesh accused the central govt of dividing people along communal lines and alienating the people of Kashmir.

    (RSTV screengrab)

    ParliamentLive, Monsoon Session, Lok Sabha, Rajya sabha, Lok sabha bills, Rajya sabha discussions, Parliament monsoon session, Nirmala Sitharaman, India news, indian express Parliament Monsoon Session HIGHLIGHTS: A view of the Rajya Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi. (RSTV/PTI Photo)

    On Friday, after an intense discussion, Lok Sabha passed The Jammu Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019. During the discussion, Home Minister Amit Shah took a hit at Congress over the Jammu and Kashmir issue in the House, inviting an uproar from the Opposition, when he traced back to history on why there is a rift between people of India and the valley.

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    “There’s a rift between people of India and people of J-K and the previous government did not work towards it,” Shah said. He further lauded the government’s decision to launch air strikes in Pakistan and said they were conducted in self-defence. Speaking over zero tolerance policy towards terror, Shah said the central government would enter Pakistan and wipe out terrorism. The lower house has also given a nod to the President’s rule in J-K for another 6 months.

    The bill will provide people living along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir the benefits of reservation in direct recruitment, promotion, and admission in professional courses on par with those living along the Actual Line of Control (ALoC).

    On Thursday, the Rajya Sabha passed The Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Bill, 2019. It was passed with a voice in the Lower House on Wednesday – the first legislation to be passed by the 17th Lok Sabha.

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