In a historic move by the Modi government, Home Minister Amit Shah proposed the abrogation of Article 370 from the state of Jammu and Kashmir in front of the Parliament.
Reacting on the same, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut stated that the scrapping of Article 370 was 'long due'. Calling it a 'historic step' in the direction of a terrorism free nation, she said, "I have been emphasizing on this for the longest time and I knew if anyone could achieve this impossible feat then it would be Mr Modi. She then went on to call the Prime Minister of the country a visionary and expressed that he has the required courage and strength of character to make the unthinkable a reality.
She concluded by congratulating the country and Jammu and Kashmir on this historic day, saying that the entire nation is looking at a very bright future. In an earlier video that has recently been doing rounds on the social space, the actress can be seen speaking up about the revoking of Article 370 and 35A.
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, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu waived the rules of advance notice for speaking on the issue of J&K Reservation Bill. He said the bill and the situation in Kashmir will be discussed together.
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.
The Union Territory status to Kashmir will allow New Delhi to retain law, order and have complete control over the security of the valley. Bifurcation would also mean the individual upliftment of Jammu and Ladakh, which have been collateral in terms of suffering on the development front because of the constant cross border terrorism in Kashmir, by Pakistan backed terror outfits.
Apart from Kangana Ranaut, several other Bollywood celebrities in the likes of Paresh Rawal, Raveena Tandon, and Madhur Bhandarkar took to social media to hail the decision.
Veteran actor and former BJP MP Paresh Rawal extended support to the center's decision of scrapping Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, Raveena Tandon, on the other hand, put out a post honouring the Indian Flag. While Mahur Bhandarkar on the other hand, to celebrate the government's milestone move. Take a look-
Today is the true and complete independence of our https://t.co/CEekEmALtf in the true sense of the word INDIA becomes ONE !!! jai Hind .— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) August 5, 2019
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Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday proposed in the Parliament that Article 370 be revoked. He also brought about four proposals about Kashmir.
Incorporated in the Constitution by a 1954 Presidential order, Article 35 A defines the permanant 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 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’