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J&K assembly rejects Permanent Resident Bill

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar | August 27, 2004 13:51 IST
Last Updated: August 27, 2004 14:18 IST


The Jammu and Kashmir assembly on Friday rejected the controversial Permanent Resident (Disqualification) Bill with a voice vote.

The Bill sought to deny women of property rights if they married men from outsidethe state.

The Bill was defeated amidst uproarious scenes with the opposition National Conference alleging that Speaker Tara
Chand, who cut short the discussion by putting the Bill to vote, had not followed proper procedure.

The ruling People's Democratic Party, opposition National Conference and the Communist Party of Indiawith a combined strength of 46supported the Bill. The Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party, Panthers Party andseveral Independents opposed it.

As the speaker announced the rejection of the Bill, NC legislators rushed to the well of the House shouting slogans
against the chair and the PDP-led government.


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Sub: permanant resident bill

How can they even put such nonsense for vote. Can they vote on a bill which says the PM should be slandered if he comes ...


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