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President Kovind gives assent to J&K Reorganisation Bill, two new UTs to come into effect from Oct 31

As the President gave his assent to the bill, the Jammu and Kashmir administration eased the restriction imposed in the state since August 5. The administration withdrew section 144 from Jammu and announced that schools will open on Saturday. 

President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019. (Reuters)

Days after the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 was passed by the Parliament, President Ram Nath Kovind Friday gave his assent to the legislation. The reorganisation bill provides for the formation of the Union Territory of Ladakh without Legislature and a separate one for Jammu and Kashmir with the Legislature.

The two new UTs will come into existence from October 31. The President has given assent to the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, a home ministry official said.

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