Lok Sabha passes resolution to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir
New Delhi : Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed resolution to abrogate Article 370, which gave special rights to Jammu and Kashmir.
The lower house of the Parliament saw intense exchange of words between Amit Shah and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the leader of Congress in Lok Sabha. Explaining the move by Centre, the Home Minister said, the Indian Parliament has the right to make laws on Jammu & Kashmir.
The Congress, opposing the bills, has issued a three-line whip to its Lok Sabha MPs to be present in the House on Tuesday.
The Centre's resolution to scrap Article 370 in Jammu Jammu and Kashmir and bill bifurcate the state into two union territories- Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh—were passed in Rajya Sabha on Monday.
Amit Shah has withdrawn the Jammu & Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill 2019. After Article 370 is abrogated, this bill will automatically become the law of Jammu Kashmir, he said.
The Lok Sabha has been adjourned sine die.