Government splits Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories

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Two Union Territories will be Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh


Union Home Minister Amit Shah proposed a bill in the Rajya Sabha to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

Amit Shah said in the Rajya Sabha that Union Territory Ladakh will not have a legislature while the other Jammu and Kashmir will have a legislature like Puducherry and New Delhi.

Amit Shah announced the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories

Announcing the creation of new Union Territory Ladakh, Home Minister Amit Shah said in the Rajya Sabha “Kashmir and Jammu division will be separate Union Territory with the legislature” on Monday.

Chaotic scenes were seen in Rajya Sabha after the introduction of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization bill by Amit Shah.

The statement read that “There has been a long pending demand of people of Ladakh, to give it the status of a Union Territory to enable them to realise their aspirations. The Union Territory of Ladakh will be without Legislature”.

Amit Shah also proposed to remove Article 370

Amit Shah also proposed to remove Article 370 which gives Jammu and Kashmir a special status. The proposal to remove the Article 370 comes after the heavy turmoil in valley. More than 35,000 troops were moved to the valley in a huge security build-up.

Amit Shah while introducing the bill said that people of Kashmir have suffered enough. They have faced a lack of jobs, poverty, basic facilities and a new move will benefit the people of Kashmir.

Read More – Amit Shah asks for removal of article 370 in parliament

Earlier internet services, mobile phone services and cables services were blocked in the valley. The former chief minister and other prominent leaders of Jammu & Kashmir including Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and Farooq Abdullah were on house before the big announcement.

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