Written By: Yashika Sabharwal
Government Decides to Repeal Articles 370 and 35A
- Jammu & Kashmir: The Security is tightened in Srinagar after the imposition of section 144 CrPC from midnight 5th August 2019.
- Article 370 to be eliminated; J&K to be bifurcated into 2 Union Territories, says Amit Shah.
- Jammu and Kashmir are going to be two different Union Territories: Ladakh and J&K, will be separated from each other by article 35A.
The Modi government, on Monday, 5 August 2019 introduced the resolution to remove Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which provides special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
In addition, to this Home Minister Amit Shah also introduced another Bill 35A, which bifurcate the State of Jammu of Kashmir into Union Territory from Ladakh and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will remain a Union Territory instead of Special state.
Thereafter Amit Shah announced immediately with another following massive change in uproar in the Upper House in front of the opposition of MPs protesting. Back in live updated, the three of Jammu and Kashmir’s most prominent political leaders – Ex-Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah of congress and Sajjad Lone, former Member of the Legislative Assembly are under house arrest. That amid a massive security-built up in the J&K and Srinagar, because the turmoil and unprecedented lockdown of ministers by the midnight house arrest can lead to social unbalance in the state.
Therefore, some precautions like Internet services and mobile services have been suspended in several places and all public collective areas and gatherings are banned in Srinagar district, under the section 144. The section 144 CrPC imposed from midnight 5th August 2019.
“I believe I’m being placed under house arrest from midnight tonight and the process has already started for other mainstream leaders. No way of knowing if this is true but if it is then I’ll see all of you on the other side of whatever is in store. Allah saves us,” tweeted Omar Abdullah.
“Today marks the darkest day in Indian democracy. The decision of J&K leadership to reject 2 nation theory in 1947 & align with India has backfired. Unilateral decision of GOI to scrap Article 370 is illegal & unconstitutional which will make India an occupational force in J&K.”
“It will have catastrophic consequences for the subcontinent. GOIs intentions are clear. They want the territory of J&K by terrorizing its people. India has failed Kashmir in keeping its promises.”