Government approves extension of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir for six more months

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President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir will be extended for six more months beginning July 3, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar made the announcement on Wednesday at a press briefing

“Based on the prevailing situation in the state as stated in the report of Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the extension of President’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir for a further period of six months with effect from July 3 2019, under article 356(4) of the Constitution of India,” the statement said.

The present term of President’s Rule is expiring on July 2, 2019and the Governor has recommended that the President Rule in the State may be extended for a further period of six months with effect from July 3, 2019.

“A resolution seeking approval of parliament for the same will be moved in both the houses of parliament during the forthcoming session,” it said.