Finally, here is another big day for the Indian Government!
After the historic #Article370 revocation, all eyes were on what’s next with the Jammu & Kashmir region.
In line with its August announcement, the government has formally divided the J&K region into two new federally-administered territories.casc
Now, J&K and Ladakh are two new Union Territories of India directly administered by the Central Government.
After division, 98% of the unified state’s population now resides in J&K comprising of around 8 million population of Muslim-majority in the Kashmir Valley and 6 million in the Hindu-majority Jammu.
And, Ladakh has 300,000 inhabitant population of both Muslims and Buddhists in equal proportion.
The decision came after a many debates at the national and international level across various regions and multilateral institutions.
After rounds of deliberations and concerns from the international community, 27-member EU parliamentarians studied the scenario in the region on October 31, 2019 and said that’s an ‘internal matter of Indian Government’.
On the other side, there has been a serious face-off between India and Pakistan on the issue. Pushing aside the obstacles, the Modi Administration finally succeeded!
Patel’s Dream Fulfilled: Amit Shah
Marking the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Home Minister Amit Shah said the J&K integration with rest of India was a Patel’s dream. And, that was accomplished on August 05 with the revocation of Article 370 and 35A.
Article 370 and 35A were the gateway of terrorism in India. Prime Minister Modi has closed this gate by repealing them,” Shah said at a function to mark Patel’s birth anniversary on October 31, 2019.
“A unified India came into existence due to Sardar Patel and we humbly remember him today,” Shah noted, flagging off the ‘Run for Unity’ drive marking the occasion.
So, WHAT’S next! Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK)?
New Lieutenant Governors Sworn-in
Upon the division, Girish Chandra Murmu and Radha Krishna Mathur have been appointed as the first Lieutenant Governors (LG) of J&K and Ladakh, respectively.
The two LGs were administered on October 31, 2019.
“Already the government is implementing several programmes in the region, priorities for Ladakh will be set in the new regime in consultation with the public and hill councils,” an official spokesperson quoted Mathur to have said this.
Ahead of the swearing-in, the President announced ending of the Presidential rule in the two states that was announced in August 2019 on an emergency basis.