J&K: Home Minister Amit Shah Proposes Article 370's Revocation, Centre Brings 4 Proposals About Kashmir To Parliament

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

On Monday, Home Minister Amit Shah gave a statement in the Rajya Sabha on Jammu and Kashmir proposing that the Article 370 be abrogated. 

The Home Minister said that he proposed that the Modi government under the advisement of the President recommends the revocation of Article 370. He said that the Centre has brought four proposals pertaining to the state to the Parliament.

 Copy of the bill pertaining to revocation of Article 370:

The resolution revoking Article 370 from J&K moved by Home Minister Amit Shah. This was followed by an uproar in the Rajya Sabha, 

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu waived the rules of advance notice for speaking on the issue of J&K Reservation Bill. He said the bill and the situation in Kashmir will be discussed together.

Ahead of Shah's speech, the Opposition tried to block his address. They tried to create a ruckus. 

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "Entire valley is under curfew, political leaders including three former chief ministers are under house arrest. There is a war-like situation in the state, so this should be discussed on priority." TMC's Derek O' Brien also tried to put across his party's view.

Prologue to Amit Shah's Rajya Sabha announcment

This comes after Shah met with PM Narendra Modi during the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Security and later in the Cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg. Shah had also held a one-hour meeting with Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad before his meeting with the Prime Minister.