Governor rule imposed in J&K, Assembly under suspended animation


JAMMU: Following nod from President Ram Nath Kovind to imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir from abroad, Governor NN Vohra Wednesday issued a proclamation assuming functioning of the Government of J&K and keeping the Legislative Assembly under suspended animation.

SRINAGAR: J&K Governor N.N. Vohra chairing a meeting of Administrative Secretaries in Srinagar on Wednesday.

Soon after taking the charge, Vohra held high-level review of security situation and functioning of the Government in Srinagar, the summer capital of the State, and issued major instructions to the administration seeking compliance of some of them by tomorrow morning. “I’m satisfied that a situation has arisen in which the Government of the State can’t be carried on in accordance with provisions of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir. Therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 92 of the State Constitution and of all other powers enabling me in that behalf and with the concurrence of President of India, I assumed all functions of the Government and all powers vested in or exercisable by anybody or authority (other than the powers vested in or exercisable by the High Court) in the State,” a Proclamation issued by Vohra, said.
It added that the Legislative Assembly of the State will remain under suspended animation till such time as this Proclamation is revoked or varied in this regard by a subsequent Proclamation.
“In the exercise of the powers of the Legislature to make laws under or by virtue of this Proclamation, I will prepare such Bills as I may deem necessary,” the Governor said.