Updated: August 5, 2019 5:58:38 pm
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday announced that the government has scrapped the special status granted to the state of Jammu and Kashmir by modifying Article 370 of the Constitution. Article 370 of the constitution is a ‘temporary provision’ granting special autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir.
Furthermore, the government also ordered the division of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories. While the Union Territory of Ladakh will be without a legislature, the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will be with a legislature.
Following the decision, B-town celebs like Ekta Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Vikrant Massey, Zaira Wasim, Raveena Tandon and Maanvi Gagroo among others took to Twitter to share their reactions.
Ekta Kapoor wrote, “It’s a radical desicion but need of the hour!! Only hope Kashmir stays safe !#historicalday”. Actor Ranvir Shorey also tweeted, “Welcome move on #Kashmir by the govt. It will go a long way in resolving the issues in the state and bring peace and prosperity to its people. Haters can go on hating. Hope the rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits will begin soon too.”
Dia Mirza posted on Twitter, “My thoughts are with #Kashmir. Praying for peace #KashmirNeedsAttention”. Zaira Wasim, who recently made headlines for quitting Bollywood, tweeted, “This too shall pass! #Kashmir.”
Atul Kasbekar also took to Twitter and wrote, “Time to unconditionally back the govt on this decision imo. A huge call has been taken n it needs everyone’s support now. I hope we also extend much love n every kind of support to the people of Kashmir so that they feel more n more connected over time. One India. Jai Hind.”
Vikrant Massey tweeted, “Never did I think I’d say this. But, THANK YOU! @BJP4India @AmitShah & @narendramodi It had to go! #Article370 Those warning of “dangerous consequences” SHAME ON YOU! #OneNationOneLaw”
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Maanvi Gagroo shared an image of her ancestral home in Srinagar and tweeted, “Our family’s ancestral home in Srinagar. Taken away, ruined and now razed down. Just thought of sharing this today. #KashmiriPandits #PanunKashir.”
Actor-politician Paresh Rawal wrote on Twitter, “Today is the true and complete independence of our motherland. Today in the true sense of the word INDIA becomes ONE !!! jai Hind.”
Here are all the tweets and reactions of our Bollywood stars:
Welcome move on #Kashmir by the govt. It will go a long way in resolving the issues in the state and bring peace and prosperity to its people. Haters can go on hating. Hope the rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits will begin soon too. @PMOIndia @HMOIndia
— रanviर_ डhoरeय_ (Ranvir Shorey) (@RanvirShorey) August 5, 2019
— Ekta Kapoor (@ektaravikapoor) August 5, 2019
Never did I think I’d say this.
It had to go! #Article370
Those warning of “dangerous consequences” SHAME ON YOU!
— Vikrant Massey (@masseysahib) August 5, 2019
This is the greatest homage to all those braves martyred for the dream of a United India. 🇮🇳🇮🇳
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) August 5, 2019
Status Quo on #Kashmir is done & dusted with. The region will ‘theoretically’ be treated like any other in #India .Growing up as a child of the Indian Armed Forces & having heard numerous first hand stories,this is a move I personally welcome.The band-aid ripped off. #370scrapped
— SONA (@sonamohapatra) August 5, 2019
Whatever happens in politics, let there be no bloodshed, let sense prevail. We’re one, all Indians. We are a peaceful people. We believe in compassion, not coercion. Be kind peeps! ❤️Jai Hind. https://t.co/ObtXWghTqZ
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) August 5, 2019
— Gul Panag (@GulPanag) August 5, 2019
🇮🇳 5.8.2019 🇮🇳
— mohit raina (@mohituraina) August 5, 2019
This too shall pass! #Kashmir
— Zaira Wasim (@ZairaWasimmm) August 4, 2019
This is the beginning of a #NewIndia
Kashmir is a Union Territory now. pic.twitter.com/M35d2krgf6
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) August 5, 2019
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) August 5, 2019
Coming days will be tough
A status quo that was massively expensive in terms of good men lost n financial drain had to give at some point
Couldn’t continue in the same manner forever
This is an extremely complex n volatile issue
Had to be a very tough call n it’s been taken
— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) August 5, 2019
Today is the true and complete independence of our https://t.co/CEekEmALtf in the true sense of the word INDIA becomes ONE !!! jai Hind .
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) August 5, 2019
— Maanvi Gagroo (@maanvigagroo) August 5, 2019
I can understand if opposition politicians do oppose government’s wrong act. But I simply can’t understand that why are they opposing government for good work like removing #Article370 to make India more strong. Now Kashmir will have more investment, development and employment.
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) August 5, 2019
Ever since i spent my childhood in the army camps in #Kashmir i always thought i belonged there. Now with the repealing of #article370 my dream of buying a house & doing business in #kashmir will soon turn into a reality. Kudos on the landmark judgement. Thrilled Jai hind 🇮🇳
— GURMEET CHOUDHARY (@gurruchoudhary) August 5, 2019
Others who reacted included Gul Panag, Mohit Raina and Vivek Agnihotri.
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