New Delhi: The Cabinet has approved an extension of the governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir for the next six months. This move has come as a breath of relief for the tensed Valley.

In its previous notification, the government had said, "In pursuance of the proclamation issued by me under article 356 of the Constitution of India, I hereby direct that all the functions of the Government of the State of Jammu and Kashmir and all the powers vested in or exercisable by the Governor of that State...shall, subject to the superintendence, direction and control of the President, (and) be exercisable also by the Governor of the State." 

According to the rules, after the proclamation, the powers of the state legislature shall be exercisable by or under the authority of the Parliament and all the decisions taken thereof shall have a concurrence of the President under Article 74 (1)(i) under which council of Ministers with the Prime Minister, at the head, will aid and advise the President.

(with input from agencies)