President rule in JK to be extended for 6 more months

President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir will be extended for six more months beginning June 20 and the Cabinet Wednesday gave its nod in this effect, Union minister Prakash Javedkar said.

A meeting of the Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its approval for the extension of the central rule which has been continuing in Jammu and Kashmir since June 20, 2018.

“Yes, it has been decided,” Javadekar told reporters when asked whether the Cabinet gave its nod to extend President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir.

After the Cabinet’s nod, President Ram Nath Kovind will sign the proclamation for imposition of President’s rule in the state and it will come into effect on June 20, a home ministry official said.