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President gives assent to Jammu and Kashmir reorganisation legislation

The Parliament had earlier this week given its nod to the legislation for bifurcating the state

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Ram Nath Kovind
President Ram Nath Kovind

on Friday gave assent to a legislation through which would be split into two Union Territories -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

The Parliament had earlier this week given its nod to the legislation for bifurcating the state, a bold and far-reaching decision that seeks to redraw the map and future of a region at the centre of a protracted militancy movement.

The President has given assent to the Reorganisation Act, 2019, a home ministry official said.

First Published: Fri, August 09 2019. 20:10 IST
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