The government on Monday moved a bill to revoke Article 370 pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir, and proposing bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories - J&K and Ladakh. Introducing the 2 bills and two resolutions in the Rajya Sabha, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the UT in Ladakh will have no legislature like Chandigarh while the other UT of Jammu and Kashmir will have a legislature like Delhi and Puducherry. Shah introduced the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation bill.
NDA leader Himanta Biswa Sarma termed the scrapping of Article 370 as an 'epoch-making decision' by the NDA government led by PM Modi. The senior North-East leader congratulated Home Minister Amit Shah for steering the bold move to correct a monumental historical mistake.
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Senior BJP leader and former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan wrote, ''There was a dream which was realized, a resolution that was fulfilled. 'There are two laws, two princes, two marks will not run in one country'. Today, the dream of Shayam Prasad Mukherjee and Deendayal Upadhyay and thousands of nationalists fulfilled today. We will not let their sacrifice go in vain''.
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Removal of Article 370 would take back the special status from the state, allow citizens from across the country to settle and buy land in Jammu and Kashmir and subsume people of the state into the mainstream. This would also mean opportunities for investment coming into the state owing.
The removal of Article 370 also means that there would be no permission required to set up industry and infrastructure. This would also entail replacing the RPC with the IPC and every amendment of the Constitution will be applicable to the rest of India will automatically apply to Kashmir as well. Along with that jobs and educational institutes would be open to everybody.
Additionally, the abrogation of the Article will also allow West Pakistan refugees, Dogras, Bakarwala and Kashmiri Pandits would have an equal stake in the state without any permissions.