Article 370 revoked; Jammu and Kashmir now Union Territory with legislature, Ladakh UT without legislature

New Delhi, AUg 5 : Article 370 for special status on Jammu and Kashmir removed by Presidential order, Home Minister Amit Shah proposed in parliament today . The  announcement that will have far-reaching political implications.The Gazette notification issued by the government declared that that special status of Jammu and Kashmir has been revoked with immediate effect.

 Amit Shah on Monday moved the resolution in Rajya Sabha to revoke Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which provides “special status” to the state.

AMit shah who moved troops into the state citing an terror threat m has now been exposed as Home Minister moved the troops to forcefully apply the decisions with the sue of force.

Jammu and Kashmir has been declared a Union Territory with Legislature, instead of a full state. Meanwhile, the district of Ladakh has been reorganized as Union Territory without Legislature.

Section 144 of the CrPC was imposed in Srinagar and other parts of the state starting today, prohibiting public movement among other things. Several J&K leaders, including PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, and NC leaders Omar Abdullah and Farooq Abdullah have been placed under house arrest.

The government has also decided to bifurcate the state into two Union territories – Jammu and Kashmir, which will have a legislature, and Ladakh, which will be without a legislature.

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Jammu and Kashmir to be Union Territory with legislation
Under the proposed law that Amit Shah introduced in the Rajya Sabha, Jammu and Kashmir will now be a Union Territory now with legislature, and not a state. Ladakh to be a Union Territory without legislation.

Article 370 of the Constitution is a ‘temporary provision’ which grants special autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir.

PDP’s Rajya Sabha MPs Nazir Ahmad Laway and Mir Mohammad Fayaz don black bands before entering the Parliament, as a mark of protest against the situation in Kashmir.

The ruling BJP has been opposing special status for Jammu and Kashmir for decades. It has been a part of its election manifestos.

In its 2014 manifesto, the BJP said it “reiterates its stand on the Constitution provision and will discuss this with all stakeholders and remains committed to the abrogation of this article”.

Amit Shah spoke in the Rajya Sabha amid massive protests from the opposition over turmoil in the state and an unprecedented lockdown that included the house arrest of former chief ministers like Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha: I am ready for all discussions by the leader of the Opposition, the entire opposition and the members of the ruling party over Kashmir issue. I am ready to answer all questions.

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