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Lok Sabha approves proclamation of President's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu And Kashmir Was Placed Under Governor's Rule And The Assembly Was Placed Under Suspended Animation After The PDP-BJP Coalition Government Collapsed On June 19.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nabanita Chakorborty | Updated on: 28 Dec 2018, 11:24:36 PM
Lok Sabha approves President's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir (File Photo)

New Delhi:

Amid unrelenting protests and sloganeering by opposition parties over various issues, the Lok Sabha on Friday passed a statutory resolution, approving the proclamation of Presidnet's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir. On December 20, the president's rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir at the end of six-month Governor's rule.

The Lower House of Parliament approved the Statutory Resolution by vote of voice and allowed a brief discussion on it as a "special case". However, several opposition parties including the Congress expressed strong objection to the proclamation of President’s Rule, terming it "unconstitutional".

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Jammu and Kashmir was placed under Governor's Rule and the Assembly was placed under suspended animation after the PDP-BJP coalition government collapsed on June 19.

At the end of the six-month Governor's Rule, the Assembly was dissolved and the President's Rule was imposed in the state on December 20, as mandated by the Constitution. However, this measure needs a approval by the Parliament.

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published : 28 Dec 2018, 11:21:02 PM