The Rajya Sabha on Monday gave its nod to extend President's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir by a period of 6 months with effect from July 3, 2019. Union Home Minister Amit Shah had earlier today moved a bill in Rajya Sabha to extend President's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir by another six months.
Jammu and Kashmir have been under Central rule since June 2018, when the BJP ended its alliance with Mehbooba Mufti's People's Democratic Party.
The Lok Sabha had given its nod for the extension of President's Rule on Friday. Earlier, Governor's Rule in the state ended on December 1, 2018, and the J&K Assembly was dissolved with no possibility of a stable government in the offing.
The present term of President's rule is expiring on July 2 and the Governor had recommended that the President rule in the state may be extended Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill 2019 has also been passed in Rajya Sabha. The bill entails extending 3 per cent reservations in education and jobs to those living near the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB), considering that they strive in harsh conditions.