6 months' Guv rule over, J&K under Prez rule
New Delhi: After completion of six months of Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday, the state came under President's rule from midnight, paving the way for the Union Cabinet to take all policy decisions related to the militancy-hit state. President Ram Nath Kovind signed the proclamation for imposition of Central rule in the state, which plunged into a political crisis in June after the Mehbooba Mufti-led coalition government was reduced to minority following withdrawal of support by the 25-member BJP in the state.
The gazette notification issued on Wednesday said that the President has received a report from Governor Satya Pal Malik and after considering it and other information, he was "satisfied" that President's rule in the state was needed.
The Union Cabinet had taken the decision on Monday after Governor Satya Pal Malik sent a report to the Centre, recommending imposition of President's rule in the state. See P7