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Over 41,000 people wouldn't have lost their lives in Kashmir valley if Article 370 wasn't there, says Home Minister
Amid heightened tension in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah moved Rajya Sabha to scrap Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, removing the special status granted to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The order, which has been signed by President Ram Nath Kovind, comes into force immediately.
6:20 pm: "More than 41,400 people have been killed due to terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir; whose policy responsible for the deaths?," asked Home Minister Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha.
"Article 370 was a temporary provision; how long can a temporary provision be allowed to continue," Shah said.
"Sardar Patel never dealt with Kashmir; he dealt with Junagarh, Hyderabad which were made part of India without Article 370," Shah added.
6:10 pm: After abrogation of Article 370, J&K will truly become integral part of India, Shah said in Rajya Sabha.
6:05 pm: While asserting that poverty in J&K is due to Article 370 and Article 35A, Home Minister Amit Shah spoke in Rajya Sabha and said,"No industry can be set up in J&K because of Article 370, 35A; no benefit will accrue to valley due to Article 370, Article 35A. Tourism did not develop in J&K because of restrictions on land purchase due to Article 370 and Article 35A. Cement costs ₹100 per bag more in Kashmir; land price in state did not rise. ₹14,255 per capita allocated to J&K as against over ₹3,681 per capita national average."
"Right to Education is not implemented in Kashmir; why should valley children not get benefit of education," Shah asked and added, "Healthcare crippling in Jammu and Kashmir as no private hospital could be set up due to Article 370, Article 35A."
5:55 pm: Over 41,000 people wouldn't have lost their lives in Kashmir valley if Article 370 wasn't there, said Home Minister Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha.
Article 370 is root cause of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, said Shah. Three family rule did not allow democracy to percolate in J&K, Shah further said.
5:20 pm: Govt's next agenda should be getting back PoK: Swamy in RS
After scrapping of Article 370, the government's next agenda should be to get back the Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), Rajya Sabha nominated member Subramanian Swamy said on Monday. Supporting the resolution on removal of Article 370 moved in the Upper House, Swamy also said that now there is nothing to mediate in the Kashmir issue for the US President Donald Trump except for him to tell Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to return the land taken illegally from India.
4.55 pm: It is something the country has been waiting for the last 70 years, says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
4.45 pm: 'History will judge whether it was historic or not':Kapil Sibal
4.42 pm: BJP workers celebrate in Leh after Union Government passes a resolution to revoke Article 370 and Ladakh and J&K be made Union Territories.
4.37 pm: 'Momentous decision', says S M Krishna
Former External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Monday termed as a "momentous decision" the Central government revoking Article 370 and said it ends a huge ambiguity about Kashmir.
"This step ensures the completion of the integration of India started by Sardar Patel," the BJP leader said.
4.30 pm: Article 370 abolition to push J&K development: Gujarat residents
Welcoming the Centre's move to abolish Article 370 on Jammu and Kashmir, people from a cross- section in Gujarat hoped the landmark decision would bring peace and development in the strife-torn state.
4.25 pm: J&K's head chopped off; identity lost: Ghulam Nabi Azad on Kashmir resolution
Some opposition parties termed the scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and its bifurcation into two union territories as a "black blot", with Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Monday charging the state's head, considered as India's crown, has been "chopped off" and its identity removed.
4.20 pm: Various parties like the Congress, TMC, DMK, NCP, AAP, RJD and left parties opposed the said resolution as well as a bill to bifurcate the state into two union territories.
4.15 pm: Kashmiri students in the national capital on Monday termed the Centre's move of revoking Article 370 as "dictatorial" and expressed concern about the safety of their family members back home.Former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) member Shehla Rashid, who has been vocal against the scrapping of Article 370, said they will approach the Supreme Court in the matter.
4.10 pm: Similar to imposition of Emergency: Historian Ramachandra Guha
Historian Ramachandra Guha claimed on Monday the notification by President Ram Nath Kovind on revoking Article 370 is similar to the one issued by the then President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed on imposition of Emergency in 1975.
"President Kovind does a Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed," he said.
"This is not democracy, this is authoritarianism, the handiwork of paranoid, insecure rulers who daren't even have a proper debate inside or outside Parliament," Guha added.
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4.05 pm: Bold step towards strengthening national integration: LK Advani on Article 370 scrapping
3.55 pm: 'Today is a black day in the constitutional history of India': P Chidambaram
Senior Congress leader and former home minister P Chidambaram alleged that the Modi dispensation's move amounted to "constitutional monstrosity" and the decision marks the "beginning of the disintegration of India if the government continues on this path". "Today is a black day in the constitutional history of India," he said.