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Article 370 – Special Status Of Kashmir Ends – Modi – Amit Shah 4.88/5 (8)

Article 370

Article 370 of the constitution which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Has been abolished by a presidential order that would come into force “at once”. Said home minister Amit Shah in Parliament today. Acknowledging one of the most far reaching move on the state in the last 7 decades.

The announcement came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting of his cabinet at his house this morning. The minister afterward also introduced the bill. To bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories, which was passed in the Rajya Sabha. Prepared for any kind of trouble in the state after the announcement. The centre moved 8,000 paramilitary troops. From different parts of the country to Kashmir. In addition to nearly 35,000 personnel moved in the past week.

Article 370 – Let’s now have a look on what ministers have to say

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke on demolishing the special status of  Kashmir

“It is something the country has been waiting for the last 70 years. Even our manifesto mentioned the need to abrogate Article370, so it is not something we brought out suddenly like a rabbit from a magic hat.”

Black Day in the Constitutional History of India: P Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram alleged that the PM Modi’s government move amounted to “constitutional monstrosity” and the decision marks the “beginning of the disintegration of India if the government continues on this path”. Flanked by leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and other opposition leaders, Chidambaram told reporters outside Parliament: “We anticipated a misadventure, but did not think in our wildest dreams that they will take such a catastrophic step.” “Today is a black day in the constitutional history of India,” he said.

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal in a tweet extends his support for the Bill

And says “We support the govt on its decisions on J & K. We hope this will bring peace and development in the state.”

Congress leader Bhubaneswar Kalita speaking on his resignation from Rajya Sabha today.

Said, “The resignation has been accepted. I will not analyse the reasons now, maybe tomorrow or day after, I will explain them to you”.

 

Ending the special status, Is it beneficial for the residents

Above all this political drama what is the real condition of the residents of the state is the least concern of the people. There are many who can’t even contact their relatives and truly know the condition of the state. And are the residents ready for such an instant big change. We can sit here and put up our opinions. While laying on a sofa and drinking coffee. What the real condition over there is the major issue. Will this step help Kashmir or will it make the condition worse. This trial and error can be the wisest victory or even the biggest nightmare. All eyes are on the state let’s see what happens.

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