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Parliament HIGHLIGHT: Bill to divide J&K into two Union Territories passed in Rajya Sabha

Parliament Kashmir issue LIVE updates: Home Minister Amit Shah also put forth a statement informing that Ladakh will now be given the status of Union Territory, while Jammu and Kashmir will be a separate Union Territory.

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Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha on Monday.

Parliament Kashmir issue Highlight: The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill was passed in Rajya Sabha on Monday. The bill seeks to divide the state of J&K into two Union Territories — Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir. Apart from this, the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (2nd Amendment) Bill was also passed in the Upper House of Parliament.

Amid the confusion over the deployment of security forces and the imposition of Section 144 in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah scrapped Article 370 on the floor of Rajya Sabha Monday. “Not all provisions of Article 370 will be applicable in Kashmir,” he said. The proposal evoked massive protest from the Opposition which asked the Union government to roll back the order.

Kashmir clampdown: Follow LIVE updates here

Late Sunday night, mainstream party leaders – NC leaders Omar and Farooq Abdullah, and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, among others – were placed under house arrest and mobile, broadband internet and cable TV services were entirely shut down.

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Amit Shah today announced the government has revoked Article 370 that grants Jammu & Kashmir special status.

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The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill was passed in Rajya Sabha

The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill was passed in Rajya Sabha on Monday. The bill seeks to divide the state of J&K into two Union Territories — Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir. Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day.

Rajya Sabha passes the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (2nd Amendment) Bill

The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (2nd Amendment) Bill passed in Rajya Sabha.

When situation gets normal, we're ready to make J&K a state: Amit Shah

Amit Shah: Several MPs have asked how long will J&K remain a union territory. I want to assure them when the situation gets normal and the right time comes, we're ready to make J&K a state again. It may take a little longer, but it will become a state once again, one day.

The proposals solution to Kashmir issue: Amit Shah

Amit Shah: The proposals I have brought in today are, to my understanding,  the solution to the Kashmir issue.

BSP, AAP, BJD spring surprise by backing govt on Article 370, JD(U) stages walkout

Even as the government on Monday modified Article 370, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and moved a bill to bifurcate the state into two separate union territories, it received support in the Parliament from unlikely quarters, with staunch critics like Mayawati’s BSP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) backing the move. Read more

Step a result of lot of consultation: Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman said, "It is a historic debate. The step is a result of a lot of consultation. Why should special status of Jammu & Kashmir start and end with discrimination towards women, lower castes?"

History will tell whether Article 370 was a blot on history: Kapil Sibal

Kapil Sibal: History will tell whether Article 370 was a blot on history... Is democracy run only by numbers? Without any notice, without any prior intimation, you bring a bill in th Parliament and ask the members to deliberate upon it. How can the members discuss the bill when they don't know what is there in it. The truth is that you don't want any discussion or suggestion.

Don't dismember the state of Jammu & Kashmir: Chidambaram

Chidambaram: What you are doing today is sending a very very wrong signal to all the states of this country... For heaven's sake, don't dismember the state of Jammu & Kashmir... Don't commit that cardinal sin, monumental blunder.

Chidambaram: Same provisions, same methods, same resolutions can be applied to any state

Chidambaram: What you are doing to Jammu and Kashmir can be done to any other state. You are dismembering the state. Same provisions, same methods, same resolutions can be applied to any state.

You cannot modify Article 370 by an order under Article 370: Chidambaram

Chidambaram: You are reducing states to colonies and are thinking what you are doing is constitutional? ...I think you have forgotten that you cannot modify Article 370 by an order under Article 370.

Future generations will realise what a grave mistake this house is making today: Chidambaram

"This is a very sad day. In the constitutional history of India, it is a black day," says P Chidambaram. "One of the honourable members has said you have corrected an injustice. History will prove you to be wrong and future generations will realise what a grave mistake this house is making today," P Chidambaram said.

NCP decides to abstain from voting on scrapping of Article 370

NCP has decided to abstain from voting on scrapping of Article 370.

Article 370 was a miscarriage of history: Rajendra Singh, MoS PMO

Article 370 was a miscarriage of history and this atonement (repeal of the article) of was needed, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office Rajendra Singh said.

What made you end statehood of J&K: SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav

Was there any constitutional compulsion to end the statehood of Jammu & Kashmir, asked SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav. Even though AAP is supporting the move of appointing a Lt Governor in J&K, Delhi government (run by the party) itself remains disturbed by the interference of th LG there, he added.

Dark day for Parliamentary democracy, federalism, Constitution, Rajya Sabha, idea of India: Derek O'Brien

Derek 'O Brien: Today is a Black Monday.  A dark day for Parliamentary democracy, dark day for federalism, dark day for constitution, dark day for Rajya Sabha, dark day for the idea of India.

Integration isn't possible through law, but only through the passage of heart: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Integration isn't possible through law, it is only possible through the passage of heart, said Ghulam Nabi Azad. He said the NDA government has put an end to all the integration (of people of J&K with the rest of India) that was taking place in the past 30-35  years. "It is shameful that the you have made Jammu & Kashmir a non-entity by appointing a Lt Governor there, so that you can appoint even a peon or a clerk, sitting here (in Delhi)," he said. 

Ghulam Nabi Azad: No one expected all the worst fears about J&K will come true within a day

Ghulam Nabi Azad: For the last few days, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh were tensed with a host of rumours flying all over. There were fears of Article 370 being scrapped, bifurcation of the state among many others. But, no one in the world, had expected all of these fears to come true together.

BJP revoked Article 370 for votes: Ghulam Nabi Azad

BJP revoked Article 370 for votes, it is playing with unity and integrity of state, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said outside Parliament. (PTI)

Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation bill to be brought in LS tomorrow

The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation bill, which is expected to be passed in RS today, will be brought to Lok Sabha tomorrow.

You have played with the sentiments of people of Kashmir: MDMK leader

"You have played with the sentiments of people of Kashmir. When additional army personnel were deployed there, I was worried. Kashmir should not become Kosovo, East Timor and South Sudan," MDMK leader Vaiko said in the Upper House today.

Lok Sabha adjourned

Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 2:00 PM

We want that Article 370 should not be revoked: JDU leader

"Our chief Nitish Kumar is carrying forward the tradition of JP Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia and George Fernandes. So our party is not supporting the Bill moved in the Rajya Sabha today. We have different thinking. We want that Article 370 should not be revoked," senior JD(U) leader KC Tyagi said.

Which parties have supported govt on scrapping Article 370?

BSP, BJD, YSRCP, Shiv Sena, AAP have extended support to the government's move. Congress, JD(U) and MDMK have opposed the move till now.

Arvind Kejriwal supports decision on J&K

"We support the govt on its decisions on J & K. We hope this will bring peace and development in the state," Delhi CM and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said in a tweet.

Today it's Kashmir, tomorrow Balochistan and PoK: Shiv Sena MP

"Aaj Jammu & Kashmir liya hai. Kal Balochistan, PoK lenge. Mujhe vishwaas hai desh ke PM akhand Hindustan ka sapna poora karenge," (Today we took Jammu Kashmir, tomorrow we will take Balochistan and PoK. I am sure PM Modi will make the dream of Akand Hindustan come true)

AIADMK supports govt's move

"Amma is well known for upholding sovereignty and integrity. So AIADMK party supports the two resolutions, Reorganisation Bill & the Reservation Bill," MP A Navaneethakrishnan said in the Rajya Sabha.

J&K became an integral of India in 'real sense' today: BJD MP

Supporting the move by the govt, BJD MP Prasanna Acharya in the Parliament said that the state of Kashmir became 'part of India' in 'real sense' today.

"In reality, the state of Jammu and Kashmir today became an integral part of India", BJD MP Prasanna Acharya said in Rajya Sabha. "Crores of Indians are waiting for the day when PoK will also become the part of India," Acharya said.

"My party supports this resolution. We are a regional party but for us nation is first," he added.

(RSTV)

J&K and Ladakh to be two Union Territories

Union Home Minister Amit Shah read out the President’s Order in Rajya Sabha on Monday. According to the order, the state will be bifurcated as Union Territories – Jammu & Kashmir and Laddakh. While the Union Territory of Ladakh will be without a legislature, the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will be with the legislature. READ MORE HERE

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Article 370 scrapped: 10 things you need to know

In a huge move, Home Minister Amit Shah Monday announced scrapping of Article 370 of the Constitution that provides special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Shah said the state will now be divided into two Union Territories — Ladakh, and Jammu and Kashmir. While the Ladakh UT will be without a legislature, the UT of J&K will be with legislature. Read more here

Article 370 scrapped: Full text of President’s Order

Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Parliament on Monday proposed scrapping of Article 370 from Indian Constitution which provides special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The proposal evoked massive protest from the Opposition which asked the Union government to roll back the order. Click here to read the full text of the President’s order scrapping Article 370.

(RSTV)

Attempt to tear the Constitution made by PDP MP

PDP's MP Nazir Ahmad Laway and MM Fayaz protested in the Parliament premises following the resolution revoking Article 370 from J&K was moved by the Home Minister.

The two MPs were asked to go out of the House after they attempted to tear the Constitution.

Our party gives complete support: BSP MP

Satish Chandra Mishra, BSP MP, in Rajya Sabha: Our party gives complete support. We want that the Bill be passed. Our party is not expressing any opposition to Article 370 Bill & the other Bill.

Three families looted J&K under umbrella of Article of 370: Amit Shah

"Under the umbrella of Article 370 three families looted Jammu and Kashmir for years. Leader of Opposition (Ghulam Nabi Azad) said Article 370 connected J&K to India, it's not true. Maharaja Hari Singh signed J&K Instrument of Accession on 27 Oct 1947, Article 370 came in 1954," Union Home Minister Amit Shah said in the Rajya Sabha.

What Amit Shah said in Rajya Sabha today

What Amit Shah said in Rajya Sabha today

* Article 370 (that grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir) is scrapped

* J&K, Ladakh to be Union Territories

* Ladakh UT will be without a legislature

* JK UT will be with legislature

PDP MP outside Rajya Sabha

Fayad Ahmad Mir of PDP with his torn kurta and black band outside RS protesting against abrogation of article 370 saying it’s a breach of trust to people of Kashmir.

What happened today is historical: Amit Shah

Responding to Ghulam Nabi Azad in the Rajya Sabha, Amit Shah said, "What happened in the Parliament today is historic". He also said that there shouldn't be any delay in scrapping Article 370. 

(RSTV)

Strongly condemn act of tearing copies of Constitution: Ghulam

"I strongly condemn the act of two or three members of Parliament (to tear copies of Constitution), none were from our party. We stand by the Constitution of India," Leader of the Opposition and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said.

Ghulam Nabi Azad addresses Rajya Sabha


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PDP MP's protest at the Parliament premises. (Express photo: Anil Sharma)

Meanwhile, PDP's Rajya Sabha MPs Nazir Ahmad Laway and Mir Mohammad Fayaz were seen wearing black bands at the Parliament area, as a mark of protest against the situation in Kashmir.

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On Friday the Lok Sabha passed the Dam Safety Bill aiming to institute uniform safety procedures for dams in India. If the bill is made into a law, then dam owners will have to provide a dam safety unit in each dam. The dam safety unit will be required to inspect the dam before and after the monsoon session, and also during and after natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods.

It also passed the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to remove the Congress president as a permanent member of a trust running the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial.

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