Union Cabinet meets at Narendra Modi's residence amid speculation over decisions regarding Jammu and Kashmir

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in Delhi on Monday, amidst speculation that the government may take some decisions on Jammu and Kashmir

Press Trust of India August 05, 2019 10:33:02 IST
Union Cabinet meets at Narendra Modi's residence amid speculation over decisions regarding Jammu and Kashmir
  • The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in Delhi on Monday, amidst speculation that the government may take some decisions on Jammu and Kashmir

  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad were the first to reach the prime minister's residence, where the meeting is taking place, officials said.

  • Jammu and Kashmir have been on the edge following the deployment of additional security forces in the state last week

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet headed by prime minister Narendra Modi met in Delhi on Monday, amidst speculation that the government may take some decisions on Jammu and Kashmir.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad were the first to reach the prime minister's residence, where the meeting is taking place, officials said.

Jammu and Kashmir have been on the edge following the deployment of additional security forces in the state last week.

Speculation has been rife that the Centre has plans to do away with Article 35A, which gives exclusive rights to the state's residents in government jobs and land.

The cabinet normally meets on every Wednesday and the reasons for convening a meeting on Monday has not been disclosed by the government yet.

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