Union minister Amit Shah moves resolution in RS to scrap Article 370
THE VERY SECTION GRANTS SPECIAL STATUS TO THE STATE OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR
NEW DELHI: Union home minister Amit Shah in a significant political move today moved in Rajya Sabha for Parliament’s approval a resolution to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution.
— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) August 5, 2019
Article 370 of the Indian Constitution grants special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, allowing it to have its own constitution, flag and right to handle its own laws except on matters that impact national security
Constitution(application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order 2019 pic.twitter.com/ueZWl8VU59
— ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2019
Amit Shah also said “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 move led to heavy uproar in the Upper House of the parliament.
People like us who placed faith in Parliament, the temple of democracy have been deceived. Those elements in J&K who rejected the 🇮🇳 constitution & sought resolution under the UN have been vindicated. This will exacerbate the alienation Kashmiris feel.
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) August 5, 2019