The Bar Council of India, the statutory body representing the entire legal fraternity in India, has congratulated the government of India on the historic and landmark decision to scrap Article 370 from the Constitution of India. Lauding the Prime Minister of the country, the body said, "This step could have been taken only by a bold, magnetic, daring and unparalleled leader. This step is a clear proof of the wisdom, foresightedness, Dynamism, and courage". They concluded by writing, "the nation will remember Modiji and Amit Shah Ji for all times to come. The debt of our forefathers and leaders and the common man who had lost their lives fighting for this cause".
In what is being dubbed as the most important decision by the Narendra Modi led Central government, Home Minister Amit Shah proposed a bill on the revocation of Article 370 in the upper house of the Parliament. The Modi government is determined to solve the Kashmir problem and as it came to power for the second time with a greater majority, it had already said that Kashmir problem is its priority. By bringing a proposal to revoke Article 370 and divide the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two parts, it has proved its commitment to solving the issue.
The resolution revoking Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir was moved by Home Minister Amit Shah which was then followed by an uproar in the Rajya Sabha.
One of the proposals is for the bifurcation of J&K into two union territories - J&K and Ladakh, with the former having a legislature and latter not having one.
Notwithstanding restrictions on the movement of people, there were celebrations in parts of Jammu as the government abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution that granted special status to the state.People danced to drumbeats and distributed sweets as they hailed the Centre's move as a "bold", "historic" and "monumental" decision towards delivery of justice to the region, which has always complained of being discriminated against by the political setup. On late Sunday night, the Jammu and Kashmir government-imposed restrictions under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) -- that bars assembly of five or more people in an area -- in the state and also downed communication channels.