The ongoing parliament session is the last winter session for Modi government 2.0, and the highly anticipated Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Amendment Bill is being discussed in the Lok Sabha. During the discussion on this debate, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that everyone agrees on the bill’s objectives. He said that this bill is to provide justice to the people. I have brought a bill to give justice to those who have been wronged, insulted, and ignored for the last 70 years.
Honourable Home Minister Amit Shah said the bill’s objective is to uplift those who have faced injustice for 70 years. This bill is to give respect and leadership to those who are displaced in their own country. He said he was happy that no one opposed this bill. The discussion lasted for 6 hours. He further added those who were responsible for stopping terrorism were holidaying in England.
In his long speech, he replied to the question of those who were asking what would happen by giving reservation to displaced Kashmiri Pandits, “then I want to say that by giving reservation to Kashmiri Pandits, their voice will echo in the Kashmir Assembly and if the situation of displacement arises again. They will stop the migration and provide a perfect answer for them; who asked what happened after the removal of Article 370?
On 5 August 2019, their unheard voices were heard by Modi ji, and today, they are getting their rights. When Kashmiris were displaced, they had to become refugees in their own country and state. He continued Narendra Modi is a leader of the country who comes from a low-income family; he knows the pain of the backward class and also the pain of people with low incomes.
Through this bill, people who have suffered the tragedy of terrorism will get strength. The account is for the rights and empowerment of those displaced in their own country and uprooted from their homeland. Amit Shah said that due to terrorism, 46631 families and 157967 people have left their cities and are displaced and living in other states.
After the first war with Pakistan, 31779 families were displaced from PoK, 26319 families settled in Jammu and Kashmir, and 5460 families settled across the country. We have deliberately created a balance in this delimitation. Through the new bill, two nominated members displaced from Kashmir and one appointed representative from the area, which is part of unauthorized Pakistan, will be elected. There were three elected members in the Assembly earlier, and now there will be five appointed members. Assembly seats have increased from 37 to 43 in the Jammu region and 46 to 47 in the Kashmir region. There will be 24 assembly seats for POK.