Parliament Live Updates: Those Who Want To Break India Should Be Scared, Says Amit Shah

This is the first proposal Amit Shah has moved in the Lok Sabha after being appointed as the home minister in the second tenure of the Narendra Modi government.

Parliament Live Updates: Those Who Want To Break India Should Be Scared, Says Amit Shah

Parliament Session: Amit Shah urged the members to rise above party lines to support the resolution.

New Delhi:

Home Minister Amit Shah today moved a statutory resolution in the Lok Sabha to extend President's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir for a period of six months. Moving the resolution, he said since the state assembly has been dissolved and the Election Commission has decided to hold fresh elections in Jammu and Kashmir later this year, it is essential that the President's Rule be extended for another six months with effect from July 3, 2019. He said during the Governor's Rule and later President's Rule, the government has hit at the roots of terrorism. The state has seen violence in previous elections, but things have changed, he told the House. He urged the members to rise above party lines to support the resolution. This is the first proposal Mr Shah has moved in the Lok Sabha after being appointed as the home minister in the second tenure of the Narendra Modi government.

Here are the Highlights from the parliament session:

Jun 28, 2019 16:07 (IST)
The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 has been passed in Lok Sabha.

Lok Sabha approves the statutory resolution to extend President's rule in Jammu and Kashmir for a further period of 6 months with effect from July 3.
Jun 28, 2019 15:47 (IST)
Amit Shah on people of Jammu and Kashmir

  • Those who want to break the country, should feel frightened. The fear should not be in the minds of the the people of Jammu and Kashmir. We consider the people of Jammu and Kashmir as our own. But the doubts that have already been sown, are creating problems.
  • We are a Government which is concerned about the voice of Kashmir. Till today, the Panchayats have not been given the right to choose Panch and Sarpanch. Only three families have ruled Kashmir for so many years. Why should they run the Gram Panchayat, the Nagar Panchayat and even the government?
  • The welfare of the people of Jammu and Kashmir is our priority. If need be they will be provided with more, since they have suffered a lot. Our government has taken a lot of steps to provide the people with development and happiness.
  • Whenever the Election Commission decides, the elections will be conducted in a free and fair manner in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Whether it is the Panchayat elections in Kashmir or the Lok Sabha elections, not even a single drop of blood was shed on the grounds of Jammu and Kashmir and you are saying that there is no control? Control is there, just the perspective is different.
  • There was a time when there was no sign of India in Kashmir. State Bank of India signboard was seen with a cloth covering the word 'India'. Murli Manohar Joshi and Narendra Modi risked their lives and unfurled the triclour at the lal chowk. We were not in power then.
Jun 28, 2019 15:41 (IST)
Amit Shah talks about Shyama Prasad Mukherjee in Lok Sabha

On 23rd June 1953, when Shyama Prasad Mukherjee went to Jammu and Kashmir protesting against the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, the permit system and two Prime Ministers in the country, he was arrested and he died under mysterious circumstances. Shouldn't a probe be launched into it as Mr Mukherjee was an opposition leader then, a leader of the country and of Bengal. If today, West Bengal is a part of India, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee's contribution is immense.
Jun 28, 2019 15:36 (IST)
Unacceptable argument, says Omar Abdullah on Amit Shah's claims

Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah takes to twitter to respond to Amit Shah's claims in the Lok Sabha on Article 356.
Jun 28, 2019 15:24 (IST)
Amit Shah in Lok Sabha:

  • They are saying we are trampling democracy in Jammu and Kashmir.  Before this time, till now 132 times, article 356 has been imposed (President's rule), out of which 93 times Congress has done it. Now these people will teach us democracy?
  • Why wasn't Jamaat-e-Islami banned till date? Who did you want to please? It was the BJP government that banned Jamaat-e-Islami. Who put the ban on JKLF? It was the BJP who did it.
  • Manish Tiwari is questioning the division of the country today. Today, one-third of Kashmir is not with India, why did it happen? Who called for ceasefire back then? It was Jawaharlal Nehru who did it and gave that portion to Pakistan. You say we don't take people into confidence, but Nehru did it without taking the then home minister into confidence.
  • The problem of terrorism in the country comes from the neighbouring country. Kashmir's terrorism is Pakistan-inspired terrorism.
  • We are facing the menace of terror because of the mistakes that were made by the Congress.
Jun 28, 2019 14:29 (IST)
Amit Shah Says Law And Order Improved In Jammu and Kashmir, Polls In 6 Months
Jammu and Kashmir has been under Governor's Rule since the BJP ended the ruling alliance with Mehbooba Mufti's People's Democratic Party in June last year. To hold elections by the year-end, another extension of President's Rule is needed.There is now zero tolerance to terror, and the government has done a lot over the past year to uproot terror from Jammu and Kashmir, Amit Shah said.
Jun 28, 2019 14:07 (IST)
On the question of Jammu and Kashmir reservation bill, Manish Tewari said his party is not against the spirit of the bill, but actually it is the right of the state assembly as this proposed legislation comes under its jurisdiction.
Jun 28, 2019 14:06 (IST)
Participating in the debate in the Lok Sabha, Congress lawmaker Manish Tewari said the "root cause" of imposition of Governors's Rule in the state was the PDP-BJP coalition, which was "an alliance of ideologically incompatible people."
Jun 28, 2019 13:23 (IST)
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah quipped that United States President Donald Trump has taught India a "good lesson" while referring to Mr Trump's recent comments asking India to withdraw "unacceptable" tariffs on American goods.

Jun 28, 2019 13:07 (IST)
BJP lawmaker from Mumbai Poonam Mahajan says, "Why were Kashmiri Pandits forced of leave their homes? Give us answers... Even today, Kashmiri Pandits in my constituency ask me when they can return to their homes."

Jun 28, 2019 13:04 (IST)
"Why the delay in holding the state elections in Jammu and Kashmir?... 
Security reason is not a sufficient reason to postpone elections": RSP's N K Premachandran in Lok Sabha.


Jun 28, 2019 13:03 (IST)
"No reasonable ground to extend President's rule in Jammu and Kashmir": Congress's Manish Tewari in Lok Sabha.
Jun 28, 2019 13:01 (IST)
BJP leader Poonam Mahajan is speaking in the Lok Sabha.
Jun 28, 2019 13:01 (IST)
"Why the delay in holding the state elections in Jammu and Kashmir?... 
Security reason is not a sufficient reason to postpone elections": RSP's N K Premachandran in Lok Sabha.

Jun 28, 2019 12:57 (IST)
Manish Tewari said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir worsened between 2015 and 2018.
Jun 28, 2019 12:49 (IST)
Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari is speaking in the Lok Sabha.
Jun 28, 2019 12:48 (IST)
Amit Shah On Jammu And Kashmir
Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah said in the Lok Sabha, "This bill is not to please anyone but for those living near the International Border."
Jun 28, 2019 12:47 (IST)
Amit Shah in Lok Sabha
"We are monitoring the situation in Jammu & Kashmir. Construction of bunkers in border areas will be done within time limit set by the previous home minister Rajnath Singh Ji. Life of every individual is important to us," Amit Shah said.