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Recently the Union Home Ministry decided to merge the cadres of all union territories together including the recently created two union territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.

While the opposition claimed that the passing of the bill was an indicator that the BJP government at the centre will not restore statehood of Jammu and Kashmir and are even delaying the assembly elections currently it is under direct rule of centre.

The government recently moved the bill in the Houses, known as the Jammu and Kashmir amendment bill, merging the cadres of AGMUT which shows that J&K has to remain a Union Territory for more time.

Ghulam Nabi Azad who recently made his last speech in Rajya Sabha said that delay in the restoration of statehood is adding to the chaos and inertia in the development of Jammu and Kashmir.

He said that even after the abrogation of Article 370, hundreds of industrial units have closed their operations, there is no new investment and gave figures on the floor of the House about the dismal state of affairs.

Opposition parties have been advocating for the restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir at the earliest and have also told in the parliament that many people are still under detention and they should be released without any further delay.


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