Now You Can Buy Property in Jammu and Kashmir - Article 370 scrapped

  • Amit Shah moved Rajya Sabha to scrap Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir
  • Shah also proposed the reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir

    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.

    Earlier, the Union Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had a hour-long meeting, where the top leadership is believed to have discussed issues concerning Jammu and Kashmir.

    1.08 pm: Delhi metro put on high alert

    A 'high alert' has been sounded in the Delhi metro network in the wake of the developments related to Jammu and Kashmir. A fresh advisory has been issued, over an existing one, to ensure that no untoward incident takes place in the mass-rapid rail network that runs across the National Capital Region, the security officials said.

    1.00 pm: Indian Army and Indian Air Force have been put on high alert, following revoking of Article 370 and other decisions announced by Government of India.

    12.50 pm: A bold and historic decision, tweeted BJP senior leader Sushma Swaraj

    12.47 pm: BJD supports scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir

    12.45 pm: Close to 8,000 paramilitary troops were airlifted and moved in from Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Assam and other parts of the country to the Kashmir valley. Troops induction still going on.

    12.40 pm: Omar Abdullah's statement on revoking of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir: This is an aggression against people of J&K

    12.32 pm: Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, BJP MP from Ladakh: I welcome the Bill on behalf of everyone in Ladakh. People there wanted the region to be a Union Territory.

    12.30 pm: This is not the first time, Congress in 1952 and 1962 amended Article 370 through similar process, says Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha

    12.28 pm: Historical blunder corrected, says Arun Jaitley

    12.25 pm: "PM @narendramodi ji ne kamaal kar diya. Desh ki ummeedon pe khare utre. Many many congrats to @narendramodi ji and @AmitShah ji on this historic decision regarding #Article370. This has opened up the path of growth and development for #JammuAndKashmir," tweeted party spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain.

    12.20 pm: Political leaders of Kashmir have over enjoyed Article 35-A, not anymore: Sanjay Raut

    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Monday said that politicians of Jammu and Kashmir have over enjoyed Article 35-A and that it should no longer be continued. "Some leaders in Kashmir have been house arrested, school, colleges have been closed and Section 144 has been imposed in the Valley. It has been imposed for the first time by the government and not separatists. Government is going to take some big step or decision on Kashmir," Raut told ANI.

    12.14 pm: Under the umbrella of Article 370 three families looted J&K for years. Leader of Opposition (GN 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: Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha.

    12.12 pm: Gulam Nabi Azad: BJP has murdered constitution

    12.10 pm: Bill introduced, Jammu and Kashmir will cease to be a state; 2 UTs created

    The govt today moved a bill proposing bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories—Jammu and Kashmir division and Ladakh. Home Minister Amit Shah said the UT in Ladakh will have no legislature like Chandigarh while the other UT of Jammu and Kashmir will have a legislature like Delhi and Puducherry. Shah introduced the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation bill.

    12.05 pm: The order to scrap Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir 'shall come into force at once': Amit Shah

    12.01 pm: Martrdom of Dr Mukherjee for complete integration of J&K honoured: Ram Madhav on Article 370

    BJP leader Ram Madhav on Monday hailed the government's decision on Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and said the martyrdom of its idealogue Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee for complete integration of the state into India has been "honoured".

    11.55 am: BSP supports government in scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir

    11.45 am: Government plans: Jammu and Kashmir to be bifurcated into Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh will be a Union Territory without Assembly, Jammu and Kashmir will be a UT with Assembly.

    11.40 am: Shah also proposed the reorganization of the state, with Jammu and Kashmir to be declared a Union Territory with an Assembly.

    11.37 am: Shortly after Amit Shah tabled these documents, President Ram Nath Kovind came out with a notification—The Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 2019 that will come into force immediately.

    The order will supersede the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954 as amended from time to time.

    The notification also made clear that all the provisions of the Constitution as amended from time to time, shall apply in relation to the state of Jammu and Kashmir and the exceptions and modifications subject to which they shall so apply.

    It also added a clause (4) to Article 367 which said,"(4) For the purposes of this Constitution as it applies in relation to the State of Jammu and Kashmir -

    (a) references to this Constitution or to the provisions thereof shall be construed as references to the Constitution or the provisions thereof as applied in relation to the said State;

    (b) references to the person for the time being recognized by the President on the recommendation of the Legislative Assembly of the State as the Sadar-i-Riyasat of Jammu and Kashmir, acting on the advice of the Council of Ministers of the State for the time being in office, shall be construed as references to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir;

    (c) references to the Government of the said State shall be construed as including references to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir acting on the advice of his Council of Ministers; and

    (d) in proviso to clause (3) of Article 370 of this Constitution, the expression "Constituent Assembly of the State referred to in clause (2)" shall read "Legislative Assembly of the State"."

    11.35 am: Mehbooba Mufti: Today marks the darkest day in Indian democracy

    11.30 am: Constitution(application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order 2019

    11.28 am: Uproar in Rajya Sabha after resolution revoking Article 370 from J&K moved by Home Minister Amit Shah

    11.25 am: Home Minister Amit Shah moves resolution in Rajya Sabha that all clauses of Article 370 will not be applicable to JK

    11.20 am: Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha: I am ready for all discussions by the leader of the Opposition, the entire opposition and the members of the ruling party over Kashmir issue. I am ready to answer all questions.

    11.10 am: Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress in Rajya Sabha: Entire valley is under curfew, political leaders including three former chief ministers are under house arrest. There is a war like situation in the state, so this should be discussed on priority.

    11.05 am: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrives at the Parliament; Union Home Minister Amit Shah to speak in Rajya Sabha shortly.

    11.00 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the Parliament.

    10.50 am: Opposition Leaders Meet Ahead Of Amit Shah's Address

    10.30 am: The entire country is waiting to exhale over Kashmir: Anand Mahindra

    10.40 am: Latest visuals from Jammu and Kashmir's Doda

    In the interim, top political leaders of the state Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have been placed under house arrest, troops deployed across Srinagar and other

    Section 144 of CrPC is being imposed from in Srinagar and parts of Jammu and Kashmir, which prevents the gathering of more than four in the area. 
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