Jammu- Kashmir is no longer a state of India, on 31st October the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 was passed making Jammu-Kashmir one of the union territories of our country. This act reconstitutes Jammu-Kashmir into one and Ladakh into another union territory.
Under Article 370 of the Indian constitution, Jammu and Kashmir received special status. But after Prime Minister Narendra Modi revoked this article, Jammu and Kashmir became an equal part of India with all the provisions of the Indian Constitution being applicable to these states. This enabled the parliament to enact and pass the new Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 making it and Ladakh the latest union territories of our country.
China on Thursday objected to this and referred to it as “unlawful and void”. They objected claiming that some area is part of China and India’s decision to include some of it into its administrative jurisdiction is like challenging Beijing’s sovereignty. As reported by Indian Today, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said, “China urges the Indian side to earnestly respect Chinese territorial sovereignty, abide by our treaties and uphold peace and tranquillity in the border areas and create favourable conditions for a proper settlement of boundary question.”
Here is how Twitterati reacted to the news:
Today brings into force the complete integration of Jammu and Kashmir into India. Now on, we have two new Union Territories #JammuAndKashmir and #Ladakh with complete applicability of Indian Constitution.
We've Ek Nishaan, Ek Samvidhan. Congratulations to all citizens of India. pic.twitter.com/uymCEVvVzR
— Anirudh Kumar Mishra (@Anirudh_Astro) October 31, 2019
Just see what Changes in #JammuAndKashmir from today in a summarised form. I will be failing in my duty as a citizen of India if " I Do not thank Modi Govt for taking this decision as I expect AN ERA OF PEACE & GROWTH TO START IN J & K FROM TODAY. – pic.twitter.com/yhlgVz6ckZ
— Totlani Krishan (@kktotlani) October 31, 2019
You can call it a state, a union territory, a war-torn place or paradise on earth but for us, it is home, just home.
You can change the names, demography, even people but what will you do about the Kashmiri hearts.#JammuAndKashmir #Ladakh #Kashmir #UT #AcheInHeart #HomeOnMyMind
— Samiya Latief (@Samiyalatief) October 31, 2019
It’s official now ! 9 UTs & 28 states!
Good morning Jammu & Kashmir.
Good morning Ladakh.
History made. Akhand Bharat??
— King Snow (@king_snow008) October 31, 2019
Calling for celebrations for the reorganization of #JammuAndKashmir by way of a systematic, planned deceit at the behest of a 'terror' threat is diabolical.
As if years of dehumanization wasn't enough.
Indians celebrating this, heard of Karma?
— Sidrah (@SidrahDP) October 31, 2019
With abrogation of Article 370 the dreams of Sardar Patel,Dr. Ambedkar & Shyama Prasad Mookherjee has been fulfilled.The Kashmir Policy stands among the most consequential decision of PM Modi ushering a new dawn in the region. #JammuAndKashmir
— Naina ?? (@NaIna0806) October 31, 2019
— Ashish Kohli ?? (@dograjournalist) October 31, 2019
Beginning of a new chapter for Ladakh, #JammuAndKashmir
Article 370 gave nothing but terror & separatism to J&K !
— Seema Choudhary (@Seems3r) October 31, 2019
I share my redundant JK State Subject.
The curse of the “Valid Until Marriage” which was never fully removed, came back to haunt.
— Manu Khajuria ?? (@KhajuriaManu) October 30, 2019
Changing Sign codes
Jammu and Kashmir is now
Union Territory Jammu Kashmir
Hey People , We kicked Dual Citizenship
— Ashish Kaul (@AshishBkaul) October 30, 2019
Today #JammuAndKashmir is at a cusp of change.
From a state founded by Great Dogra rulers to a de facto Islamic state run by kashmiri hegemonic rulers to the #UTOfJammuAndKashmir , the journey has been extremely tough for 'aam janta' in last 72 years.
Nevertheless we welcome it.
— IkkJutt Jammu (@IkkJutt_Jammu) October 30, 2019
— Thayanithi (@thayanithhi) October 31, 2019
J&K now officially becomes a #UnionTerritory
— Richa ?? (@richa_2009_j) October 30, 2019
India will wake up with a completely integrated #JammuAndKashmir in Bharatvarsh. Beautiful beginning for #Ladakh too. Truly a tribute to the Iron man who played a pivotal role in the unity of India. Atma of #SardarVallabhbhaiPatel must be delighted tonight!! #SardarPatel
— Priyanka (Astrology Guidance) (@AstroAmigo) October 30, 2019
— Soumya 🙂 (@SoumyaPosts) October 31, 2019