[Reader-list] Bill to disqualify Kashmiri women from remaining state subjects
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Wed Mar 10 10:52:38 IST 2010
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Rising Kashmir News
Jammu, March 8: A Bill moved by PDP legislator Murtaza Ahmad Khan to provide
for disqualification from being Permanent Resident (PR) of the State on
marriage of a female resident with a non-permanent resident was allowed in
the House unopposed.
The bill (LC Private Members Bill No 04 of 2010) moved by Khan was allowed
unopposed in the House. The Bill favours disqualification from being
Permanent Resident of the State on marriage of a female permanent resident
with a non-permanent resident and on termination of marriage of a
non-resident female with a permanent resident husband.
The Bill was passed by the Legislative Assembly in March 2004. However,
Congress, which was then the coalition partner of PDP-Congress ruling
alliance voted against the bill in Legislative Assembly. The bill was
rejected by the House.
NC had then supported the Bill but Congress was strongly opposed.
The PDP legislator Murtaza Khan also moved a Bill (LC Private Members Bill
No 01 of 2010) to provide for effective protection of women from domestic
violence and for matters connected therewith was rejected by the House.
Earlier, the government had said that it will move a bill on Domestic
Violence in the Assembly.
''To empower the Jammu and Kashmir women so that they can fight for their
rights, the government is going to move a bill on Domestic Violence in the
ongoing session,'' Sakina Ittoo, Minister for Social Welfare had said.
She had said that the bill will soon be tabled in the Legislative Assembly.
³We are sure that the government will give green signal for its
implementation in the state.''
Sakina had said the complaints of domestic violence are rising in the state.
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