Amit Shah seeks six-month extension of President’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday moved a statutory resolution in the Lok Sabha to extend President’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir for a period of six more months.

Shah while moving the resolution said that the Election Commission (EC) has agreed to postpone the Assembly elections and it will be held after the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.

The EC has decided to conduct the elections later this year, he added.

Shah further said that during the Governor’s rule and later President’s rule, the government has hit at the roots of terrorism.

“The terror-related incidents saw a decline during President’s Rule. There is now zero-tolerance policy against the menace in the state and the government will continue to maintain it,” Shah added.

Jammu and Kashmir has been under Governor’s Rule since the BJP ended alliance with Mehbooba Mufti’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in June last year.

This is the first proposal; Amit Shah has moved in the Lok Sabha after being appointed as a home minister.