Home Minister Amit Shah moved the resolution on Article 370 and a separate bill to bifurcate the state into two separate union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. The statement read, "Further, keeping in view the prevailing internal security situation, fuelled by cross border terrorism in the existing state of Jammu and Kashmir, a separate Union Territory for Jammu and Kashmir is being created. The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will be with the legislature."
'Chhapaak' actor Vikrant Massey who has been critical towards Bhartiya Janta Party all his life took to his Twitter handle to support them 'for once'. He also thanked Home Minister Amit Shah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and stressed on the fact that 'Article 370 had to go'. Take a look at his tweets -
Vikrant also liked director Hansal Mehta's tweet that said 'the government did well to end the continued inaction and lack of political will of previous governments on Kashmir'. Take a look at what Hansal Mehta's had to say about scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. He concluded by saying that he prays for peace to return to the valley.
For those unaware, Vikrant Massey will be seen opposite Deepika Padukone in Meghna Gulzar's 'Chhapaak'.
Prologue to Amit Shah's Rajya Sabha announcement
Shah joined PM Narendra Modi during the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Security and later in the Cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg. Shah had also held a one-hour meeting with Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad before his meeting with the Prime Minister.