In today's session of Rajya Sabha, Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced that Article 370 would be revoked for Jammu & Kashmir. He further added that Jammu & Kashmir would be divided geographically, and would be treated as a Union Territory, under legislature.
Constitution(application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order 2019 pic.twitter.com/ueZWl8VU59— ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2019
HM Amit Shah: Jammu and Kashmir to be a union territory with legislature and Ladakh to be union territory without legislature pic.twitter.com/nsEL5Lr15h— ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2019
The Rajya Sabha was in an uproar over the announcement.
Uproar in Rajya Sabha after resolution revoking Article 370 from J&K moved by Home Minister Amit Shah. pic.twitter.com/pR7UQ5QACu— ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2019
According to Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu, PDP's Mir Fayaz and Nazir Ahmed Laway were asked to go out of the house(Rajya Sabha) after they attempted to tear the constitution pic.twitter.com/oOEI1MpFld— ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2019
Many politicians, journalists, and others took to Twitter to share their opinion about the same, while also raising pertinent questions about the issue:
It will have catastrophic consequences for the subcontinent. GOIs intentions are clear. They want the territory of J&K by terrorising it’s people. India has failed Kashmir in keeping its promises.— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) August 5, 2019
One hour to move amendments on the J&K Bill? How generous.— Sreenivasan Jain (@SreenivasanJain) August 5, 2019
The @AmitShah announcement revoking #Article370 says it has the consent of the Jammu and Kashmir government. But there is no elected government or assembly in place. So consent is that of the Governor. What happens when a new assembly is elected? All sorts of questions persist— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) August 5, 2019
The big picture: @AmitShah moves bill to revoke #Article370 #Art35A. Scraps J&K special status. Cites Governor's consent as consent of the state. J&K to be a Union Territory, have less powers than even Delhi govt. Security thus to be in centres hands.— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) August 5, 2019
We in #kashmir are human beings, with lives of our own,school going kids,wage earning citizens,ill patients in hospitals et al. How on earth can we pushed to the edge and be told nothing at all.Everyone other than us who matters for India has been evacuated. #KashmirUnderThreat— Shehryar Khanum (@shehryar_khanum) August 4, 2019
Statement of Omar Abdullah, Vice-President of National Conference and former Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir, on revoking of Article 370 and other decisions announced by Government of India. pic.twitter.com/L9RXggb10k— ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2019
With #Article370 gone, at long last, the slogan "From Kashmir To Kanyakumari, India Is One"— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) August 5, 2019
finally, finally comes true!
Thank you, PM @narendramodi and HM @AmitShah for having the courage to take this long overdue, historic decision 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
I come from a state called Manipur. In 1949, the king of Manipur was forced to sign the Instrument of Accession(away from home, in Shillong). The people weren't consulted & were unhappy. Militancy sprung up everywhere. We lost generations of our youth to it. (1/2)— Angellica Aribam (@AngellicAribam) August 5, 2019
So many people gave up their lives for complete integration of #JammuAndKashmir in India, the foremost being Dr. SP Mukherjee. So many Jawans died defending J&K from terrorists. This decision on #Article370 is a befitting tribute to them all.— Syed Shahnawaz Hussain (@ShahnawazBJP) August 5, 2019
Even those ideologically opposed to the BJP know in their hearts that only Modi & Shah could have done this. Nobody else.— Tavleen Singh Aroor (@Tavysingh) August 5, 2019
Not even any other party with such a mandate. Only these two.
Slap to status quoists who would rather things just continue.#Article370 pic.twitter.com/0muEXcxxdz
What do the people of Jammu and Kashmir think of this monumental change? We don't know because a blanket of silence has been thrown over them. Their fate is being decided, but they are not allowed to speak. And we still call ourselves a democracy!— Sidharth Bhatia (@bombaywallah) August 5, 2019
Sending 40,000 more troops to Kashmir (the MOST militarised place on earth), imposing a curfew, stopping internet, placing elected representatives under house arrest, asking tourists/foreigners to leave: all this psych-ops for what savagery + chest-thumping? #KashmirBleeds— meena kandasamy ¦¦ மீனா கந்தசாமி (@meenakandasamy) August 4, 2019
बहुत साहसिक और ऐतिहासिक निर्णय. श्रेष्ठ भारत - एक भारत का अभिनन्दन.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) August 5, 2019
A bold and historic decision. We salute our Great India - one India.
India's strongest legal claim to J&K is the Instrument of Accession, of which Article 370 is an outcome.— Omair Ahmad (@OmairTAhmad) August 5, 2019
By attacking the basis of that legitimacy, Modi and Shah are attacking that credibility, just as Mao violated the 17 Point Agreement on Tibet.
Bye bye, democracy and law.
Don’t know how next few weeks will play out. But we would have gone on for another 70 years without being anywhere closer to finding a solution to J&K. J&K administrations have been more corrupt than most states. Hopefully development money will now reach intended beneficiaries.— Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) August 5, 2019
Shame on any MP who votes in favour of legislation brought in while locking down the entire state it concerns and its politicians. Bring in a Bill, debate it, let people protest, face the consequences.— Rukmini S (@Rukmini) August 5, 2019
Today they introduce a bill on Article 370 and give Parliament just over one hour to deliberate. Tomorrow they could do this to any other piece of legislation that changes your life.— Supriya Sharma (@sharmasupriya) August 5, 2019
This is outrageous. A mockery of democracy.
As of now, it has been reported that PM Modi will address the nation on August 07.