Gandhi Tuesday gave an adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha for giving statehood and Inclusion of Ladakh in Schedule VI of the Constitution of India.
Jammu and Kashmir erstwhile state was downgraded and bifurcated into two union territories on 5 August 2019. The erstwhile state’s special status was also abrogated.
Many people argue that if the Modi government doesn't restore statehood and Article 370 then the Supreme Court will as the very basis, on which Article 370 was abrogated is flawed.
This is Shah’s first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after the state was stripped of its special status and bifurcated in 2019 by the Narendra Modi government. Shah is on a three-day trip.
Earlier, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad in his speech urged Rahul Gandhi to ask the government in the parliament to bring a bill to restore the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir having safeguards about land and jobs.
The latest visit came in the wake of a meeting called by the Indian prime minister on June 24 of all the J&K political parties.
The delimitation commission was constituted on March 6, 2020, for a period of one year.
No compromise on Article 370, the ball is now in the Centre's court, says Mehbooba
The delimitation commission is tasked with redrawing the parliamentary and assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir.
Mehbooba said the Centre should initiate confidence building measures and allow 'people to breathe' and also ensure protection of jobs and land for the people.
With the Modi government’s commitment and measures, J&K’s status as India’s pride and a symbol of civilisational values will further get enhanced.
Delimitation is defined as 'the act or process of fixing limits or boundaries of territorial constituencies in a country or a province having a legislative body'
What did come out from the three-and-a-half-hour-long meeting was an assurance from the PM that the Centre is keen to start the democratic process in J&K at the earliest.
'I told in the meeting that the decision of August 5, 2019, was illegal, unconstitutional and immoral and it is not acceptable to people of J&K,' Mehbooba Mufti said
In a conversation with Outlook, Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that his party is seeking legal advice to challenge the GNCTD Act.
Could be a step towards asking for statehood, say politicians and experts.
Our fight inside and outside Parliament will continue for the restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir: Ghulam Nabi Azad
In conversation with Outlook, former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti's daughter, Iltija Mufti, says she has no trust in courts and that only a political decision can reverse the changes made to Kashmir's status on August 5 last year by the BJP-led central government.
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