Union Home Minister Amit Shah hit out at the Congress over the issue of Jammu and Kashmir and said that the party did not work towards it.
“There’s a rift between people of India and people of J-K and the previous government did not work towards it,” Shah said.
After an intense discussion over the Jammu Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019, Lok Sabha passed the bill on Friday, Shah took a hit at Congress over the Jammu and Kashmir issue in the House, inviting an uproar from the Opposition, when he traced back to history on why there is a rift between people of India and the valley.
He further lauded the government’s decision to launch air strikes in Pakistan and said they were conducted in self-defence. Speaking over zero tolerance policy towards terror, Shah said the central government would enter Pakistan and wipe out terrorism.
The Bill was introduced in the House on Monday. The bill will provide people living along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir the benefits of reservation in direct recruitment, promotion, and admission in professional courses on par with those living along the Actual Line of Control (ALoC).