Article 370, which gave a special status to Jammu and Kashmir, has been scrapped, announced Home Minister Amit Shah. Here's what Bollywood celebrities have to say about the move.
President Ram Nath Kovind in "concurrence" with the "Jammu and Kashmir government" promulgated Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 2019 on Monday which states that provisions of the Indian Constitution are applicable in the state.
The president issued Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 2019 which comes into force "at once", and shall "supersede the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954". "All the provisions of the Constitution" shall apply in relation to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, it said.
Here's what Bollywood celebrities have to say about the move.
Actor Anupam Kher wrote a few hours ago, “The Kashmir solution has begun,” while Sanjay Suri, who recently played an authoritarian political leader in Netflix’s dystopian series Leila and also hails from J&K, wrote, “Stay safe one and all in #JammuKashmir.”
“My thoughts are with #Kashmir. Praying for peace. #KashmirNeedsAttention,” wrote Dia Mirza.
Meanwhile, Chetan Bhagat wrote in a series of tweets, “Article 370 never gave Kashmiris freedom. It only created selfish leaders who created a terror filled society and robbed Kashmiri youth of opportunity. It is finally time for it to go. Anyone objects, tell them loudly: One Country, One System.” He continued, “Anyone using the removal of #Article370 as an excuse to disturb peace and instigate violence is an enemy of the state. Let the country be run peacefully. Do not do anything you will regret.”
“What the hell us happening ??? May Allah keep every one safe! In Kashmir,” wrote actor Guauhar Khan.
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Kunal Kohli wrote, “The argument that the scrapping of #Article370 #Article35A is unconstitutional doesn’t hold.If at a time it was fair to apply it,It’s fair to remove it when it isn’t working. It was never meant to be permanent. Can’t get diff results doing the same thing.”
Director Onir expressed his concerns and wrote, “Anxiously waiting to know what’s happening in #Kashmir. Can’t imagine an entire state being put under this uncertainty. We cannot have another era of violence . Just hoping and praying ... this night of distress is over and clarity and peace would surface.” He added the hashtag, “Stand with Kashmir.”
“This too shall pass,” wrote Zaira, who hails from J&K, and recently announced her retirement from the film industry.
Kangana Ranaut in a statement to the media, said, "Scrapping of Article 370 was long due, it is a historic step in the direction of terrorism-free nation, I have been emphasising on this for the longest time, and I knew if any one could achieve this impossible feat that is Mr Modi. He is not only a visionary, he has the required courage and strength of character to make unthinkable a reality ... I congratulate entire Bharat including Jammu and Kashmir on this historic day, we are together looking at a very bright future."
(Inputs from PTI)
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