Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday moved a resolution in Rajya Sabha that all clauses of Article 370 of the Constitution, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, will not be applicable in the state.
Article 370 of the Constitution, granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir, has been scrapped, today Home Minister Amit Shah said in parliament adding that President Ram Nath Kovind had signed an order that would come into force at once. The announcement came after PM Narendra Modi held a meeting of his cabinet at his house this morning. Jammu and Kashmir will also be “reorganised,” said the Home Minister, with the state’s bifurcation into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Amid massive protests by the opposition in parliament and parties in Jammu and Kashmir, the centre has moved 8,000 paramilitary troops from different parts of the country to Kashmir, sources say.
Making a statement, Shah said this will come into effect when the President signs gives assent and the central government notifies it.
The Upper House witnessed massive uproar soon after the announcement of the Home Minister.
Gujarat Home Minister Pradipsinh Jadeja welcome Government’s decision on abolishment of Article 370