The Rajya Sabha approved a resolution scrapping provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The Lok Sabha has passed the bill with 367 votes in favour of it.
New Delhi: Amidst uproar in the Rajya Sabha on Monday (August 5), the upper house cleared the resolution to scrap Article 370 with two-thirds majority, along with another resolution to bifurcate the state of Jammu and Kashmir to two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Now both the resolutions have been moved in the Lok Sabha, where the bill has been passed with Ayes at 367 and Noes at 67 out of the 424 votes.
The Lok Sabha voted twice after a snag the first time the house voted.
The Bill was passed amidst chaos from the Congress while home minister Amit Shah had said that the Bill had done nothing much for the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
What have the people of Jammu and Kashmir got from Article 370? Nothing," said Amit Shah adding, "It has only encouraged terrorism.”
The Indian National Congress (INC) has been at the receiving end of trolls on social media.
Earlier today (August 6) senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said in the Lok Sabha, “You (government) say that it is an internal matter. But it is being monitored since 1948 by the UN. Is that an internal matter? We signed Shimla Agreement and the Lahore Declaration. Was that an internal matter or bilateral?”
Manish Tewari quoted the erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" during the debate on Kashmir in parliament and baffled many on Tuesday.
"There is an English book. Everything is not black and white. There are fifty shades of grey in between," said Mr Tewari during a debate on ending special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370.
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Last Updated 6, Aug 2019, 7:51 PM