Kashmir LIVE: Amit Shah responds to the discussion on Article 370
Article 370 exempts J&K from the Indian Constitution and permits the state to draft its own Constitution. P Chidambaram speaking in the Parliament
Amit Shah moves resolution in Rajya Sabha that all clauses of Article 370 will not be applicable to J&K.
Article 370 exempts J&K from the Indian Constitution and permits the state to draft its own Constitution. It restricts Parliament’s legislative powers in respect of Jammu and Kashmir.
Read our articles on the topic:
Kashmir, Article 370: Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and other political reactions: https://www.asiavillenews.com/article/kashmir-article-370-mehbooba-mufti-omar-abdullah-and-other-political-reactions-11007
Full Text of Article 370: Here's the constitutional provision that will be abrogated: https://www.asiavillenews.com/article/article-370-full-text-11001
Indian Constitution to apply in Jammu and Kashmir: President order: https://www.asiavillenews.com/article/indian-constitution-to-apply-in-jammu-and-kashmir-president-order-11003
Full text: Jammu & Kashmir presidential order on Article 370: https://www.asiavillenews.com/article/jammu-kashmir-full-text-of-the-presidential-order-on-article-370-10994
Reorganisation bill passed, house adjourned.
The Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 passed by Rajya Sabha.
Voting to pass the bill in process in the parliament.
Chairam VK Naidu puts the Jammu and Kashmir state reorgnisation bill to vote.
Amit Shah: Several MPs have asked how long will J&K remain a Union Territory- I want to assure them when situation gets normal & 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
Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019, passed in Rajya Sabha. This Bill is to implement 10 percent Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota in Jammu and Kashmir.
Why are you making Jammu and Kashmir a Union Territory asks P. Chidambarm.
Amit Shah: Jawaharlal Nehru Ji also said "370 ghiste-ghiste ghis jaayegi", magar 370 ko itne jatan se sambhalke rakha, 70 saal hue, ghisi nahi. Everyone accepts it's a temporary provision, but can temporary continue for 70 yrs, when will it go, how will it go?
HM: You stand here in Parliament and say bloodshed will happen in Kashmir..what message are you sending to the valley? You want them to continue living in 18th century system,don't ppl there hv right to live in 21st century?Those who provoke have kids studying in London and US pic.twitter.com/N4ST8NPKLJ— ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2019
GN Azad said inter-state marriages are taking place. If a J&K girl marries a man from Odisha,will she&her child get any rights in J&K? You're happy that inter-state marriages are taking place, even though there is no law,but set them free,J&K will mix with India in true sense says Amit Shah
Amit Shah: Ayushman Bharat scheme is there but where are the hospitals? where are doctors and nurses? (in Kashmir) Those supporting 35A please tell me which famous doctor will go and live there and practice? He can't own land or house nor his children can vote.
Amit Shah: We don't believe in politics of religion, what votebank politics? Only Muslims live in Kashmir? What do you want to say? Muslims, Hindus,Sikhs,Jains, Buddhists all live there. If 370 is good it is good for all, if it is bad then it is bad for all.
Amit Shah says: I want to tell the people of J&K what damage 370 & 35A did to the state. It's because of these sections that democracy was never fully implemented, corruption increased in the state, that no development could take place.
Shashi Tharoor speaks on Article 370:This is not the Indian democracy we have cherished for more than 7 decades.The assurances that successive rulers of India including those of BJP have given people and leaders of Kashmir and the international community now stand torn into shreds.
Home Minister Amit Shah tables the Constitution (application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order 2019 in Lok Sabha
If you want to know about the status of cricket in Kashmir, Read this article: https://www.asiavillenews.com/article/the-future-of-kashmir-cricket-2785-11028
Air India Kolkata-Delhi flight (AI-021) was diverted to Amritsar due to traffic and low holding fuel, as advised by Air Traffic Control (ATC). Five MPs from Bengal (three Lok Sabha MPs and two Rajya Sabha MPs) are on-board; they were coming to attend Parliament today.
Read about Pakistan's reaction on the revocation of Article 370: https://www.asiavillenews.com/article/article-370-pakistan-condemns-says-will-take-all-possible-options-to-counter-illegal-steps-11018
Minister of Information and Broadcast, Prakash Javadekar speaking in the parliament.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman finishes her speech.
"It is something the country has been waiting for the last 70 years. Even our manifesto mentioned the need to abrogate Article370, so it is not something we brought out suddenly like a rabbit from a magic hat." she said.
Kapil Sibal: Today we should think about why we're here&what should democracy involve. I know Bill will be passed as you have manufactured a majority,therefore,we can do nothing about it.While you call this a historic moment,only history will judge whether it was historic or not.
Nationalist Congress Party MP Vandana Chavan in Rajya Sabha: The NCP will abstain from voting on this bill.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh says Constitution of India had been rewritten without following any legal provisions. Such a historic decision should not have been taken and pushed through in this arbitrary manner.
Saurabh Bhardwaj, AAP: We support decisions that are taken by the Centre in the country's interest&we oppose if decisions are not in the country's interest. It is not right to compare Delhi and Jammu&Kashmir. Kashmir's overall situation is way different from Delhi's. #Article370 pic.twitter.com/HgCK36jMT5— ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2019
RG Yadav,SP: If you wanted to remove article 370 then you should have done only that, why did you abolish statehood and made it a UT? World history is witness that any attempt to suppress ppl through force has always failed. You should have taken ppl into confidence atleast pic.twitter.com/5VP8ib7w9w— ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2019
NSA Ajit Doval is expected to visit Kashmir valley today along with other senior security officials to review the situation on ground. NSA Doval had earlier visited Srinagar in last week of July before the implementation of decision to revoke Article 370. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/lHhjiazZSx— ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2019
"No unilateral step by the Government of India can change this disputed status, as enshrined in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. Nor will this ever be acceptable to the people of Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan," Pakistan ministry of foreign affairs' said in a statement. Read the full story here:
TK Rangarajan,CPI(M) in Rajya Sabha: It's black day.Indian constitution has been raped by BJP govt. You didn't consult people of J&K-Ladakh. You dissolved Assembly,you don't want to hold any election. You've taken another 35000 Army people there. You're creating another Palestine pic.twitter.com/ed0hToi8MV— ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2019
Constitution expert Subhash Kashyap on #Article370: I can only say, constitutionally it is sound, no legal & constitutional fault can be found in it. Govt has carefully studied the matter. As for the question, if it's a political decision, I have nothing to say on that. pic.twitter.com/FNDbeh6jBt— ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2019
Shri P. Chidambaram addresses media in Parliament House on removal of Article 370:
Listen to LoP Rajya Sabha, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad addressing media in Parliament House on removal of Article 370:
Political parties against the Centre’s move to revoke Article 370:
Political parties supporting the Centre’s move to revoke Article 370:
Gulam Nabi Azad speaking in the parliament.
Ministry of Home Affairs: It is requested to take special care to ensure the safety and security of residents of Jammu & Kashmir, especially the students in various parts of the country.
Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs releases statement on Article 370: As the party to this international dispute, Pakistan will exercise all possible options to counter the illegal steps. Pakistan reaffirms its abiding commitment to the Kashmir cause.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on resolution revoking Article 370 from J&K: We welcome the courageous step by govt. This was very essential for interest of J&K as well as the entire country. Rising from selfish motives&political differences, everyone should welcome&support this move
Shamsher Singh Manhas speaking in the parlianment
Mobile and internet services suspended in Jammu and Kashmir
Govt move on Article 370 in J&K fulfilment of dream of Bal Thackeray, Vajpayee: Shiv Sena.
A red alert has been imposed across all lines of the Delhi Metro.
Security Alert— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) August 5, 2019
As advised by security agencies, a red alert has been imposed on the entire DMRC network.
Please allow extra time in security checks.
Read the full text of the Jammu & Kashmir presidential order on Article 370 here: https://www.asiavillenews.com/article/jammu-kashmir-full-text-of-the-presidential-order-on-article-370-10994
A historical wrong has been undone today. Article 35A came through the back door without following the procedure under Article 368 of the Constitution of India. It had to go.— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) August 5, 2019
J&K integration with India took place in October 1947. Article 370 came into force in 1952, Article 35A came in 1954, four and seven years later respectively. How can Articles 370 and 35A be a condition precedent to merger?— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) August 5, 2019
The decision of the government will help the people of J&K the Most. More investment, more industry, more private educational institutions, more jobs and more revenue.— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) August 5, 2019
The government’s decision in relation to Article 370 is a monumental decision towards National integration.— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) August 5, 2019
HM Amit Shah: This is not the first time, Congress in 1952 and 1962 amended article 370 through similar process. So instead of protesting please let me speak and have a discussion, all your doubts and misunderstandings will be cleared, I am ready to answer all your questions. pic.twitter.com/jUcoLvbNFN— ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2019
What a glorious day. Finally d martyrdom of thousands starting with Dr Shyam Prasad Mukharjee for compete integration of J&K into Indian Union is being honoured and d seven decade old demand of d entire nation being realised in front of our eyes; in our life time.Ever imagined?????— Ram Madhav (@rammadhavbjp) August 5, 2019
बहुत साहसिक और ऐतिहासिक निर्णय. श्रेष्ठ भारत - एक भारत का अभिनन्दन.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) August 5, 2019
A bold and historic decision. We salute our Great India - one India.
Jammu and Kashmir will be bifurcated into the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, and the Union Territory of Ladakh.
What did J&K get for acceding to India? Another partition along communal lines? Our special status isn’t a gift bestowed upon us. Its a right guaranteed by the same ???????? parliament. A contract entered into by J&K leadership & India. Today the very same contract has been violated— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) August 5, 2019
Government's intention clear, sinister; to change demography of India's only Muslim majority state: Mehbooba
Want to disempower Muslims to the extent where they become 2nd class citizens in their own state: Mehbooba
BSP has voiced support of the scrapping of Article 370. The Indian Right is strongly supporting the government's move, while voices from Kashmir are decrying this as a stark betrayal.
Seven-decade-old demand of entire nation being realised in front of our eyes; in our lifetime: Ram Madhav
BSP supports govt on scrapping of Article 370 for Jammu and Kashmir
Violence will only play in to the hands of those who do not have the best interests of the state in mind. This wasn’t the India J&K acceded to but I’m not quite ready to give up hope yet. Let calm heads prevail. God be with you all.— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) August 4, 2019
I’m especially concerned about the people living in the Pir Panchal & Chenab Valley regions. These areas have been very susceptible to attempts at communal violence. I hope the Govt has taken adequate precautions to ensure no communal trouble breaks out.— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) August 4, 2019
What a glorious day: BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on government's move
The way some sections of media & civil society are celebrating these developments with glee is disgusting & disconcerting.— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) August 5, 2019
GOIs intention is clear & sinister. They want to change demography of the only muslim majority state in India , disempower Muslims to the extent where they become second class citizens in their own state.— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) August 5, 2019
Today marks the darkest day in Indian democracy. Decision of J&K leadership to reject 2 nation theory in 1947 & align with India has backfired. Unilateral decision of GOI to scrap Article 370 is illegal & unconstitutional which will make India an occupational force in J&K.— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) August 5, 2019
Kashmir and Jammu division will be separate Union Territory with legislature, Shah announces in RS
Amit Shah has announced trifurcation of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh as three separate union territories.
HM Amit Shah has announced that Ladakh will be a Union Territory without a legislation, and that Jammu and Kashmir will both be individual Its with their own legislatures.
Venkaiah Naidu announces a period of discussion on the 4 Bills introduced for 4 hours.
Home Minister Amit Shah announces creation of union territory of Ladakh. You can watch the live here:
People like us who placed faith in Parliament, the temple of democracy have been deceived. Those elements in J&K who rejected the ???????? constitution & sought resolution under the UN have been vindicated. This will exacerbate the alienation Kashmiris feel.— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) August 5, 2019