What is an adjournment notice that the Congress is demanding from Modi on J&K

Rahul Gandhi and former president Sonia Gandhi at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, in New Delhi.Photo/Kamal Kishore)(
As tensions in Kashmir escalate, the Opposition Congress is making a move on the central government’s actions.

According to ANI, Congress MPs — Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, K Suresh, Manish Tewari, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Ambika Soni, and Bhubaneswar Kalita — have given adjournment motion notice over the Kashmir issue.

What is an adjournment notice?

An adjournment motion notice is given when a government policy is strongly disagreed. This will draw the attention of the government and criticise its decision in an urgent matter before it’s too late, according to PRS Legislative.

If the adjournment motion is accepted, the House adjourns after voting. The adoption of an adjournment motion is seen as a strong disagreement with government policy, although there is no compulsion on the government to resign.

Notice of an adjournment motion is required to be given before 10 am on the day on which the motion is proposed.

Kashmir issue
Since Friday, Kashmir has been on a high alert. The Indian government had cleared the state of Amarnath Yatra pilgrims and students citing a terror threat.

This was followed by surprising political moves like placing former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti under house arrest. Then came the communication censorship as Internet and mobile services were suspended in several areas. The government imposed Section 144 from midnight on Monday, where more than four people are not allowed to assemble.

The notice aside, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah will make an announcement on their plans for Kashmir in the Parliament shortly at around 11 am.

There is heavy speculation that the government is all set to scrap Section 35A in the Himalayan state. The section disallows non-permanent residents to settle down, acquire property to avail of scholarships.
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