In what is being considered as the most important decision taken by the Narendra Modi government, Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday revoked the much-debated Article 370 of the Indian constitution that barred people from rest of the country from buying land within the state premises.
As the news surfaced, veteran actor Anupam Kher shared a video of his mother Dulari Kher on Twitter where she can be seen overjoyed to believe that she will be able to return to her house in Kashmir. In the heartwarming video, she can be heard blessing Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kashmiri and she plans her trip to their homeland. Sharing the video on Twitter, Kher talked about how his mother silently waited for this news over years, with the disbelief of it ever coming true.
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Mom’s emotional reaction to #Article370Scrapped is loud & clear. Like lakhs of other #KPMothers she has silently waited for this news for years. She blesses @narendramodi ji in Kashmiri & says, मोदी साहब - ज़िंदाबाद। किरण खेर- ज़िंदाबाद। Jai Ho!😍🤓🇮🇳 #DulariRocks @KirronKherBJP pic.twitter.com/z7qFq6h08t— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) August 6, 2019
Anupam Kher, who is a Kashmiri Pandit, extended support to Modi government's decision when the bill was tabled in Rajya Sabha on Monday. The actor who released his autobiography- 'Lessons Life Taught Me, Unknowingly' on the same day, in a Twitter post, said that he had 'woken up to the best news of his life'.
Here's the post:
I HAVE WOKEN UP IN NY TO THE BEST NEWS OF MY LIFE ABOUT KASHMIR. AND ON THE DAY MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY #LessonsLifeTaughtMeUnknowingly RELEASES! WHAT BETTER GIFT LIFE STORY OF A KASHMIRI BOY COULD GET. THANK YOU GOD, #GovtOfIndia, PM @narendramodi, @AmitShah. CONGRATULATIONS INDIA.🇮🇳🇮🇳— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) August 5, 2019
Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday moved the resolution to abolish Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir in Lok Sabha, a day after it was passed by Rajya Sabha. Speaking in the Lower House of the Parliament, the Home Minister asserted that Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Aksai Chin are part of Jammu and Kashmir and that Kashmir Valley is an integral part of the country.
While addressing Rajya Sabha on Monday, the Home Minister also announced that the government has decided to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories – Jammu and Kashmir, which will have a legislature, and Ladakh, which will be without a legislature.
Incorporated in the Constitution by a 1954 Presidential order, Article 35 A defines the permanent residents of the state of Jammu and Kashmir by giving special rights and privileges to the state subjects. It stems from Article 370 that gives an autonomous right to Jammu and Kashmir.
The article is also referred to as Permanent Residents Law and bars woman belonging to the state from any property rights if she marries a person from outside the state. Even the children of such women do not get the right as they do not have any succession rights over the property.
It exempts Jammu and Kashmir from following the Indian Constitution except for Article 1 and itself. It also restricts Parliament's legislative powers in Jammu and Kashmir. It was passed in the Constituent Assembly on May 27, 1949, and is the first article of Part XXI of the Indian Constitution. The heading of this part is ‘Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions’
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