Governor likely to recommend President rule from December 20 in J&K

After a span of 28 years, Jammu and Kashmir is likely to come under President’s rule on December 20 as Governor Satya Pal Malik in his report to the Ministry of Home Affairs is set to recommend Centre’s rule in the state, said officials.

Since June this year, J&K has been under Governor’s rule after the BJP pulled out of the alliance with the Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP, the state was placed under Governor’s rule for the first time in 1977 with Malik’s tenure being the ninth.

According to the Indian Express, the Government officials said that they will soon seek approval from the Union cabinet for President’s rule in the Valley and it has to be approved by the Parliament.

Within the two months of the imposition of President’s rule, the approval has to be done by both Houses of Parliament. Once approved by both the Houses, the President’s rule is valid for six months.

The official stated that “As long as President’s rule is in effect, Parliament makes laws on the 61 subjects on the state list.” The money Bills of the state are also approved by Parliament during this time.

Earlier in 1990, The President’s rule was imposed and continued for more than six years due to the sudden rise in terrorism and breakdown of law and order in the Valley. It was first imposed on March 6, 1986.