Modi Government decides to repeal articles 370 and 35A, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories. Before completing the 100 days of IInd Modi government, they showed their power to the world by taking such a strong decision.
Home Minister Amit Shah has announced in Rajya Sabha that the government has decided to repeal Article 370 of the Constitution which gained special privileges to Jammu and Kashmir.
The government has also taken desition to diverge the state into two Union territories – Jammu and Kashmir, which will have the legislative, and Ladakh will be without a legislature.
Amit Shah’s announcement was instantly followed by a massive impassioned noise in the Upper House with opposition members protesting in the Well of the House.
Back in the land of ice, three of Jammu and Kashmir’s prominent politicians — Mehbooba Mufti, Sajjad Lone, and Omar Abdullah are under house arrest surrounded by a massive security-built up in the state.
Internet services and mass message services have suspended in several places and all party and public gatherings are banned in Srinagar as section 144 was imposed from last night.
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