Friday, February 26, 2021
Home News Reports Live updates: Kashmir Reorganisation Bill stripping Article 370 and declaring JK as Union Territory...

Live updates: Kashmir Reorganisation Bill stripping Article 370 and declaring JK as Union Territory passed in RS with 125 Ayes and 61 Nos

Updates from the valley as and when they happen.

In a historic move today, Narendra Modi led Indian Government revoked Article 370 in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The state was further bifurcated into two union territories, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. Here are the updates till now:

6: 52 PM

The Reorganisation Bill, per which Article 370 has been scrapped and Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh declared Union Territories by the Modi government went to vote in the Rajya Sabha. The automatic voting system developed a technical problem and hence, paper strips were distributed to the members for voting. The Bill passed with 125 Ayes, 61 Nos and 1 Abstain.

5:30 PM

Union Home Minister Amit Shah tables the Constitution (application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order 2019 in Lok Sabha. TMC walks out of Rajya Sabha. Meanwhile, in Rajya Sabha, HM Amit Shah stumps the opposition.

Shah said how the removal of 35A will make Kashmir an integral part of India in true sense.

He questioned whether Congress and opposition wants Kashmir to be stuck in the 18th century. He added how those who provoke Kashmiris and are rooting for Article 370 have their own children studying in London and US.

Invoking Nehru, under whose rule Article 370 was brought up, Shah said that Nehru had said that Article 370 will fade away on its own. However, it was kept and preserved so carefully that even after 70 years it didn’t fade.

Home Minister Shah also added that when time comes, Jammu and Kashmir will again be made into a state. But when time comes.

4:00 PM

Congress Rajya Sabha MP Bhubaneswar Katila resigns after Congress says it does not support revocation of Article 370.

3:30 PM

Telugu Desam Party and Aam Aadmi Party extend support to revocation of Article 370. The NCP says it will abstain from voting.

2:30 PM

Home Ministry issues orders to states and union territories to stay alert and put law enforcement agencies on high alert following revocation of Article 370.

2:00 PM

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, while extending support to revocation of Article 370 said that today we have taken back Jammu and Kashmir, tomorrow we will take back Balochistan and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir as well.

MDMK opposed the move in Rajya Sabha. CPI(M) too opposed the move.

1:15 PM

Indian Army and Indian Air Force put on high alert after revocation of Article 370. Additional troops flown in to Kashmir.

1:00 PM

JDU does not support the revocation of Article 370. BJD extended support to scraping Article 370. BJD MP Prasanna Acharya said that today in real sense Jammu and Kashmir has become part of India. AIADMK, too, extended support to revocation of Article 370 in the Rajya Sabha.

12:15 PM

BSP supports scrapping of Article 370.

PDP MP Nazir Raza Ahmad Laway and MM Fayaz protest in Parliament premises after resolution revoking Article 370 from J&K moved by HM in Rajya Sabha The 2 PDP MPs were asked to go out of the House after they attempted to tear the constitution. MM Fayaz also tore his kurta in protest.

11:39 AM

Ladakh to be Union Territory, Jammu and Kashmir to be Union Territory.

11:30 AM

In a historic move by the Modi government, moves to revoke Article 370 and Article 35A. Uproar in the Parliament after the resolution seeking removal of Article 370 in J&K is moved by Home Minister Amit Shah. President Ram Nath Kovind has given the assent. Article 370 and by default Article 35A gone, as of now.

Resolution brought in by HM Amit Shah

11:20 AM

HM Amit Shah moves to scrap Article 370. Government brings in proposal to remove Article 370. Historic move by the government.

10:30 AM

Union Home Minister Amit Shah reaches the Parliament. He will speak in Rajya Sabha at 11 am and in Lok Sabha at 12 noon.

10:12 AM

Cabinet meeting at PM residence concludes. Home Minister Amit Shah to make a statement in the Parliament at 11 am.

9:45 AM

Top ministers present at PM residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg. Cabinet meeting underway. Decision on Jammu and Kashmir to be expected soon. Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha Chairman has decided that due to urgent legislative business, Zero Hour submissions will be taken up in the House today after the completions of Legislative Business listed for the day.

9:00 AM

The security build-up in the state of Jammu and Kashmir has been heightened up as the union government on late Sunday night imposed restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPC in Srinagar district and placed the top leadership of the state under house arrest.

National Conference leaders Omar and Farooq Abdullah, and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, among others under house arrest. Jammu and Kashmir People’s Conference’s chief Sajad Lone has been placed under house arrest too.

The government has issued an order stating that IPC section 144 would come into effect in Srinagar from the midnight of August 5 and remain in force till further orders. While ruling out curfew, the order also said public meetings or rallies would be disallowed and there would be “no movement of public and all educational institutions shall also remain closed”.

Internet services were entirely shut down in several parts of the Valley.

Just before he was placed under house arrest, NC leader Omar Abdullah had tweeted, “I believe I’m being placed under house arrest from midnight tonight & the process has already started for other mainstream leaders. No way of knowing if this is true but if it is, then I’ll see all of you on the other side of whatever is in store. Allah save us.”

Further, the government has also banned large gatherings and public meetings as a precautionary measure. Schools and colleges in Jammu, Kishtwar, Resai, Doda and Udhampur districts were also ordered to remain closed on Monday, the officials said.

Sushma Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner, Jammu said that all schools, colleges, and academic institutions, both private and government, are advised to remain closed as a measure of caution.

With mobile internet and landlines cut, the key administrative officials and top security officials in Jammu and Kashmir have been given satellite phones to keep in touch with the centre about the law and order situation in the state.

Reportedly, schools to reopen normally today in Ladakh region after summer vacations, classes to resume normally in colleges and other educational institutions too. Restrictions under Section 144 CrPC have not been imposed in the Ladakh region.

The situation in the Valley is tense after the Indian Army detected a Pakistan-backed attempt to attack the Amarnath Yatra. Soon after, an infiltration bid by Pakistani military personnel was foiled by the Army. Multiple Pakistani soldiers died in their failed attempt.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah met NSA Ajit Doval and other senior security officials yesterday. A crucial cabinet meet is also slated to occur in few minutes from now as circumstances continue to remain tense.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

‘We should be outraged!’: Senator Rand Paul grills Biden’s nominee as Dr Levine refuses to condemn sex change procedure for little children

U.S. Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky grilled Dr. Rachel Levine at her confirmation hearing in the U.S. Senate.

Meet British MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: Khalistani connections, pro-Pakistani stance on Kashmir and vocal during ‘farmer protests’

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, or Tan Dhesi as he is addressed sometimes, is a Labour MP from Slough in the United Kingdom.

Rahul Gandhi lies about India clearing millions of dollars of Chinese FDI after a 9-month freeze: Here are the exclusive details

Rahul Gandhi shared a report that relied solely on sources, to claim that after a 9 month-long freeze, India had started clearing FDI from China

China forces US diplomats to undergo anal swab tests, Biden administration calls it undignified: Reports

The Chinese authorities later acknowledged carrying out such tests and assured that they would not be using anal swabs on American diplomats to test for COVID-19 in the future.

Watch: BJP Party President JP Nadda gives his own spin to ‘Pawry Ho Rahi Hai’ meme at West Bengal rally

BJP President JP Nadda seems to have put his own spin on the 'Pawri' meme during a rally at West Bengal ahead of 2021 Assembly elections

‘His opinion less than objective and reliable, his conduct questionable’, says UK court about justice Markandey Katju in Nirav Modi extradition order

The UK Court rejected Justice Katju's argument that Nirav Modi will not get fair trial in India, and exposed his hypocrisy

Recently Popular

US President Joe Biden casually drops the N-word during Munich Security Conference, accused of racism on social media

The N-word is considered as one of the hateful words that were first uttered in the 17th century. Its origin can be traced back to the Spanish word 'negro', which is often used by white supremacists to deliberately offend the African-American community.

Did Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan elope with her Hindu servant? Here is the truth

The image that is being used to claim that Iran Khan has 'eloped with her Hindu servant' was originally shared by Nupur Shikare, her fitness trainer. The two were posing on the occasion of Diwali.

Govt removes safety net that allowed platforms like Twitter to not take responsibility for their misuse, officials can be penalised

If social media platforms don’t comply with the provisions of new guidelines, this will attract penal provisions under the IT Act

I worry about Yogendra Yadav’s mental health and his The Print article on the 2021 Bengal elections proves I am not wrong

As BJP rises in Bengal, a panic attack was detailed in The Print, written by our very own Icchadhari protestor, Yogendra Yadav.

‘Hindi filmmakers repeatedly insult Hindu Gods and Goddesses’: Remarks Allahabad HC rejecting bail of Amazon Prime’s Aparna Purohit in Tandav case

Aparna Purohit is accused of hurting religious sentiments through scenes mocking Hindu gods in the web series 'Tandav' on Amazon Prime

Adani Pavilion and Reliance Pavilion at Narendra Modi Stadium: All you want to know about naming stadiums and pavilions

The stadium was named after PM Modi as he was a former president of GCA, and Reliance & Adan won bids to sponsor two pavilions
- Advertisement -


Connect with us