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Rajya Sabha Passes J&K Reorganization Bill To Bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into Two Union Territories [Read Bill]

AKSHITA SAXENA
5 Aug 2019 1:55 PM GMT
Rajya Sabha Passes J&K Reorganization Bill To Bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into Two Union Territories [Read Bill]
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The Rajya Sabha has passed the Jammu and Kashmir (Reorganization) Bill, 2019, which is set to bifurcate the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories – Jammu and Kashmir, which will have a legislature, and Ladakh, which will be without a legislature. The Bill was introduced by Home Minister Amit Shah, this morning, which led to a massive uproar in the house. As per the Statement...

The Rajya Sabha has passed the Jammu and Kashmir (Reorganization) Bill, 2019, which is set to bifurcate the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories – Jammu and Kashmir, which will have a legislature, and Ladakh, which will be without a legislature. The Bill was introduced by Home Minister Amit Shah, this morning, which led to a massive uproar in the house.

As per the Statement of Objects and Reasons of the Bill, the Ladakh division of the state is a large region but is scarcely populated because of its difficult terrain. Thus, to seek proper development, the population of Ladakh had long been demanding the region to be declared as a Union Territory.

The J&K region was declared to be a Union Territory on account of prevalent cross border terrorism which had compromised internal security of the state.

The Bill was passed in the evening with a majority of 125 to 61 and will most likely be tabled in the Lok Sabha tomorrow.

Read the Bill 

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