Parliament nod for removing Art 370 provisions, splitting JK to 2 UTs

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NEW DELHI: Parliament 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 adopted 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 by 370 votes in favour and 70 against.

On Monday, the resolution and the bill were approved by Rajya Sabha.

On Monday, the government had revoked some provisions of the Article 370 to take away Jammu and Kashmir's special status and brought in a bill for splitting the state into two Union territories, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Fulfilling an electoral promise of the BJP less than 90 days after the Modi 2.0 government took power, Shah had announced the decision in Rajya Sabha, which approved both the resolution and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation bill.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah later withdrew the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (2nd Amendment) Bill, 2019, in Lok Sabha, saying that the clauses incorporated in the legislation will automatically come into effect in the two new Union Territories.

 

 

With inputs from PTI

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