Earlier today, the Indian government rushed through a presidential decree to scrap a special status for Indian-held Jammu Kashmi
r, hours after imposing a major security clampdown in the region.
Amit Shah has announced to abrogate Articles 370 and 35A from its constitution, which gives special status and rights to the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The announcement was made by Indian Home Minister Amit Shah while addressing in Rajya Sabha, upper house of Indian parliament. Amit Shah also announced that Jammu and Kashmir would be re-organized geographically.
Amit Shah also announced that Jammu and Kashmir now a union territory with legislature,and it is no more a State. He also announced that Ladakh will also be union territory without legislature.
He said that President of India had issued a notification in this regard.
After Amit Shah proposed that the regulation under Article 370 will not be applicable after Presidential nod, the Rajya Sabha witnessed massive uproar
with the opposition slamming the Centre over the move.
The opposition denied to accept the decision of government and harshly reacted on the bill.
Before the introduction of the bill, the Kashmir issue rocked the Rajya Sabha as Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad raised the current situation in Kashmir. “Entire Kashmir is under curfew. It’s a war-like situation. Three chief ministers are under house arrest. That should be discussed first,” Ghulam Nabi Azad said in the Rajya Sabha.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the Union Cabinet meet amid tensions in the Occupied Kashmir