Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh to be separate Union Territories; Article 370 scrapped

Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh to be separate Union Territories; Article 370 scrapped

Union Territories- Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. While Jammu and Kashmir will be a Union Territory with a legislature, while Ladakh region will be a Union Territory without a legislature. Earlier, Union Home Minister said in the Parliament that Article 370 will be withdrawn from Kashmir. Home Minister Amit Shah tabled Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha. President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the amendment and signed the recommendations tabled by Home Minister Amit Shah. According to the Amit Shah’s brief speech in the house, only one part of Article 370 will remain unchanged while rest of all parts will be scrapped.The Union Cabinet meeting has over while AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over Kashmir issue. The government has deployed security forces in Srinagar in view of the imposition of section 144 CrPC from midnight August 5, 2019. Three major political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti and Sajjad Lone were put under house arrest. Amit Shah and other cabinet minister are currently headed to Parliament after attending a Cabinet meeting at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence in New Delhi. Amit Shah’s announcement may be in connection with Article 370 and Article 35A which guarantee special provisions to Jammu and Kashmir.

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