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Jammu and Kashmir LIVE updates: The Lok Sabha has taken up the resolution to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill

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Lok Sabha on Tuesday approved a resolution abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and a bill for splitting the state into two Union Territories. The resolution was passed by Lok Sabha with 351 members voting in its support and 72 against it, while one member abstained. The bill to create two UTs -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh -- was passed in the House by 370 votes in favour and 70 against. The resolution and the bill were approved by Rajya Sabha on Monday.