Imposition of Governor’s Rule in J-K won’t affect operations, says Army Chief

Gen Bipin Rawat

New Delhi, June 20: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said that the imposition of Governor’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir will not affect the operations against terrorists.

General Rawat’s reaction came after President Ram Nath Kovind approved the imposition of Governor’s Rule in the state with immediate effect.

Speaking to ANI, he stated “We only stopped our operations during Ramzan. But, we saw what happened. The imposing of Governor’s Rule will not affect our operations. Our operations will go on like they used to. We don’t face any political interference.”

Following President Kovind’s nod, state governor N.N. Vohra on Wednesday issued the Proclamation to impose Governor’s Rule under section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Governor’s Rule was necessitated after Mehbooba Mufti stepped down as Jammu and Kashmir’s Chief Minister, following the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) exit from its alliance with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday.


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