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.
“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.