PDP MP rebukes Centre’s claim of normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir

PDP MP Mohammad Mir Fayaz said the government claims normalcy has returned to the region, asking, “If that is true, why not bring a Bill to restore Statehood, instead of this Bill?”

“We were told on 5 August, 2019 when our state was demoted to a UT, we were told that statehood will be restored soon. Our PM hailed the fact that municipal elections were done. If everything is normal then, I wish today instead of this bill, the govt could have brought in bill to restore the statehood.”

“You speak on DDC elections, but counting has been halted in two seats even now,” Fayaz said.

Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha passed Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021.