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Kashmir Issue: Sushma Swaraj welcomes Scrapping Article 370; calls it ‘Bold and Historic’

Former Union Minister and Stalwart Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj on Monday welcomed the Centre’s move to scrap article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

Taking to Twitter, Sushma Swaraj said, ‘A bold and historic decision. We salute our Great India – one India.’

In the backdrop of the heavily tensed political situation, Home minister Amit Shah, speaking in the Rajya Sabha, announced that his government will revoke Article 370, an article that gives special status to the Valley.

Soon after the Union Home Minister Amit Shah tabled a resolution to this effect in Rajya Sabha, President Ram Nath Kovind issued a notification – The Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 2019, that will come into force immediately. 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also moved the Jammu and Kashmir (Reorganization), Bill in the Upper House of the Parliament. The Bill sought the bifurcation of the state into two Union Territory with Jammu and Kashmir having a legislature and while Ladakh without legislature.

Home Minister also introduced the bill to extend 10% EWS (Economically weaker sections) quota to Jammu state. The Parliament is in an uproar on the introduced bills.

The government has replaced the 1954 presidential order with the newly published Presidential order, 2019. 1954 order was called on to inculcate 35A under Article 370. Article 35A lets Jammu Kashmir define its residents and make special provisions for them.

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