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Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Council, the upper house of the Assembly, was abolished as per Section 57 of the J&K Reorganisation Bill, 2019, which reduced the State to the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh.
About Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Council
- J&K legislative council was created in 1957 following adoption of a new constitution by the J&K constituent assembly and passing of the Legislative Councils Act in Parliament.
- The Council has discussed and passed sticky Bills like the land to tiller law, resettlement Bill and autonomy resolution.
- It became a vibrant platform to discuss the Delhi agreement of 1952 and the Delhi-Srinagar accord of 1975.
- The Council, which had a strength of 36 members, also used to be a part of the Electoral College for the Rajya Sabha elections.
[Source: The Hindu, prsindia.org]