Governor’s rule forced in Jammu and Kashmir for sixth time (Download PDF)


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After the unexpected death of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Governor’s rule has been forced in the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) for sixth time. After the recommendations forwarded by Union Home Ministry recommended this rule on the basis of a recommendation from J&K Governor NN Vohra.

  • And it is forced after the President Pranab Mukherjee accepted it.

Governor’s Rule in Jammu & Kashmir

  • The President’s Rule is imposed under Article 356 of the Constitution if constitutional machinery fails in any state of India.
  • As per Section 92 of state Constitution for the case of J&K, the Governor’s Rule can be imposed for a period of six months in the state.
  • There is little practical difference between President’s Rule and Governor’s Rule:
  • Governor’s Rule can be forced only after the consent of the President of India in case of failure of constitutional machinery.
  • And in the Governors rule, State Assembly is suspended or dissolved and the state is completely directed by Central rule.
  • And if the Constitutional machinery in the state is not reestablished before the termination period of six month at that time according to the provisions of Article 356 of the Constitution of India the President’s rule is imposed in the State.

- Published/Last Modified on: January 11, 2016


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