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Governor's rule imposed in J&K
Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar | July 10, 2008 23:36 IST
Last Updated: July 10, 2008 23:47 IST
Governor N N Vohra issued a proclamation on Thursday evening, in exercise of powers conferred by Section 92 of the constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, and assumed, 'with immediate effect all the functions of the government of the state and all powers vested in or exercisable by anybody or authority in the state, other than the powers vested in or exercisable by the high court'.
The spokesman added, "Based on the conclusion that no group or party was in a position or willing to form the government of the state, Vohra sought the concurrence of the President of India for issuance of a proclamation to enforce Governor's rule under Section 92 of the constitution of Jammu and Kashmir."
The stage for Governor's rule in the state was set following the resignation of chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on July 7.
Azad's government was reduced to a minority following the withdrawal of support by the key ally, People's Democratic Party, in the wake of ten-day-long massive protests against the allotment of forest land to Sri Amarnath Shrine Board.
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