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Article 370 out: What govt's move to reorganise J&K means and what's next?

Home Minister Amit Shah moved a resolution in Rajya Sabha that Article 370 of the Constitution, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, will not be applicable in the state.

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Union Home Minister on Monday announced the scrapping of of the Constitution, which provides a special status to the state of The government also moved a Bill proposing the bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories - first, Jammu and Kashmir, which will have a legislature like Delhi, and second Ladakh, which will not have a legislature like Chandigarh. The official notification on the matter was signed by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Meanwhile, J&K remains on edge, with some of its leaders including ex-chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti under house arrest.

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First Published: Mon, August 05 2019. 15:45 IST