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Article 370 scrapped: Rajya Sabha approves splitting of Jammu and Kashmir into two UTs, Lok Sabha to decide today

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  • 6th August 2019,
  • 2:42 PM

Jammu and Kashmir Tensions LIVE Updates: Union Home Minister Amit Shah today announced that government has decided to repeal Article 370 of the constitution which grants special staus to J&K. This will lead to the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two different Union Territories with legislature while, Ladakh will become a UT without legislatiure.

Jammu and Kashmir tensions

Jammu and Kashmir tensions

Jammu and Kashmir tensions: In a historic move, the Rajya Sabha has passed the Bill for splitting of Jammu and Kashmir into two separate Union Territories. Union Home Minister on Monday announced that the government has decided to scrap the Article 370 of Jammu and Kashmir after which the upper house of the parliament voted for the decision. Article 370 gives special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, which will now be gone. The bill is being table in Lok Sabha today, August 6, 2019 and if approved it will lead to the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two separate Union territories, with legislature while Ladakh will not have any legislature.

Soon after the announcement made by Shah, there was a massive uproar in the Rajya Sabha. Opposition MP’s have protested against the bill while prominent politicians of Jammu and Kashmir – Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and Sajjad are under house arrest. Omar’s Tweet on his official handle said that the Indian government’s unilateral decision on scrapping of the Article 370 is a total betrayal of trust and this will have far-reaching and dangerous consequences.

The country’s major political parties such as Shiv Sena, AAP, YSRCP, BPF Assam, AIDMK, BJD, BSP have supported the Bill. Shiv Sena has also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for this historic Kashmir move. Opposition parties like Congress, DMK and TMC has strongly opposed the bill. Moreover, in amid tensions in Jammu and Kashmir valley, the Indian Army and Indian Air Force have been put on high alert after the Government of India announced repeal of Article 370 and other decisions.

Jammu and Kashmir tensions Updates:

  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah will table the Bill in Lok Sabha tomorrow, the bill will bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir, according to the latest updates
  • Congress leader and Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has accused the BJP government of making ammendment to the constitution without following legal provisions.
  • Talking about the development, Mehbooba Mufti said, “Our special status is not a gift bestowed upon us”.
  • TMC has oppossed to bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Derek O’Brien has shared his words in Rajya Sabha, said this is mockery of the parliament, as per reports
  • Congress leader Ghulam Navi Azad addressed Rajya Sabha, said the BJP is playing up with the Unity and integrity of the state
  • L.K Advani said that he is happy with Government’s decision on scrapping the Article 370 and added that National Integration is being strengthened
  • Jammu and Kashmir to become separate Union Territories with Legislature

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