There were several speculations rising about government scrapping article 370 and 35A. This morning government finally took the final decision and scrapped the article 370 and 35A, this has affected the entire nation and especially people living in Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir were declared a union territory.
Article 370 and 35A gave special rights to permanent residents of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, and it allowed Jammu and Kashmir to have its own constitution and laws. A lot of Indians have positively responded to this decision by the BJP government.
Arun Jaitely recently tweeted about this event “A historical wrong has been undone today. Article 35A came through the back door without following the procedure under Article 368 of the Constitution of India. It had to go.”
A historical wrong has been undone today. Article 35A came through the back door without following the procedure under Article 368 of the Constitution of India. It had to go.
— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) August 5, 2019
Today morning Amit Shah reached parliament to address both the houses followed by prime minister Narendra Modi. Amit Shah had brought 4 bills today that had to be discussed with the members of parliament. It created chaos in the parliament house when Amit Shah proposed to remove all the provisions under article 370. Kashmiri leader like Mehbooba Mufti feels this decision has deceived the temple of democracy and broken their trust.
The decision simmer as 35,000 extra troops were moved to the state before making the big announcement. Also, the Amarnath yatra has been called off and tourists have been asked to leave the state immediately. Mobile data has been suspended in the valley, while in several districts of Jammu and Kashmir night curfews and restrictions were imposed for the safety of people. Several political leaders, including Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah, and Sajad Lone, have been put under house arrest while Army personnel have taken to the streets of Kashmir.
Schools and colleges in Jammu and Kashmir and its surrounding regions have been asked to remain closed on Monday.