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Kashmir remains tense as govt proposes to scrap Article 370, Article 35A

Updated : 2019-08-05 13:36:05

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Monday initiated a revocation of Article 370 and Article 35A, which gives special rights and privileges to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir in government jobs and land. Home Minister Amit Shah told members of the Rajya Sabha that the government has also decided to split the state into two union territories — Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

Soldiers stand guard during curfew-like restrictions in Jammu. An indefinite security lockdown was in place in Jammu & Kashmir on Monday, stranding millions in their homes as authorities also suspended some internet services and deployed thousands of fresh troops around the increasingly tense region. (AP Photo/Channi Anand) 
Soldiers stand guard during curfew-like restrictions in Jammu. An indefinite security lockdown was in place in Jammu & Kashmir on Monday, stranding millions in their homes as authorities also suspended some internet services and deployed thousands of fresh troops around the increasingly tense region. (AP Photo/Channi Anand) 
Government has initiated a revocation of the special constitutional status of disputed Kashmir amid uproar in Parliament and huge troop deployment in the region. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Government has initiated a revocation of the special constitutional status of disputed Kashmir amid uproar in Parliament and huge troop deployment in the region. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Home Minister Amit Shah told members of the Rajya Sabha that the government has also decided to split the state into two union territories — Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Home Minister Amit Shah told members of the Rajya Sabha that the government has also decided to split the state into two union territories — Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Jammu & Kashmir will have a legislature, while Ladakh will be ruled directly by the central government without a legislature of its own.  (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Jammu & Kashmir will have a legislature, while Ladakh will be ruled directly by the central government without a legislature of its own.  (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Article 370 of the Constitution, on the other hand, forbids Indians outside the state from permanently settling, buying land, holding local government jobs and securing education scholarships. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Article 370 of the Constitution, on the other hand, forbids Indians outside the state from permanently settling, buying land, holding local government jobs and securing education scholarships. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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