It creating a ruckus right now in the Rajya Sabha as Home Minister Amit Shah has proposed to remove Article 370 that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a crucial Cabinet meeting at his 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence along with the other members of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Monday before the big announcement.
This decision has made the situation critical in the state of Jammu & Kashmir which is not a state but has become a union territory as per BJP’s huge development. The decision comes as tension continues to simmer in Jammu and Kashmir and over 35,000 additional troops were moved in the state in the days before the announcement. Article 370 has revoked and it is the historic bold decision by the BJP govt led by Narendra Modi.
Tensions have escalated in the strife-torn state ever since the administration called off the Amarnath Yatra in an unprecedented move and asked all tourists to leave the state immediately. Mobile internet has been snapped in Jammu and Kashmir while restrictions and night curfews were imposed in several districts of Jammu and Kashmir. Several political leaders, including Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and Sajad Lone, have been put under house arrest while Army personnel have taken to the streets of Kashmir.