RS passes Bill empowering Centre to collect statistical data from J&K

NEW DELHI, JUL 26: A bill empowering the Centre to collect statistical data from Jammu and Kashmir was passed by the Rajya Sabha today even as various Opposition parties said the move was not proper in view of Article 370 which grants special status to the State. Members of a number of Opposition parties urged the Government to take the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly into confidence before getting The Collection of Statistics (Amendment) Bill, 2017 passed. (Agencies)