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A new dawn awaits, says PM Modi as Parliament approves bill for bifurcation of J&K | HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY

Parliament on Tuesday approved a resolution abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and a bill for splitting the state into two Union Territories. The bill to create two UTs -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh -- was passed in the House by 367 votes in favour and 67 against. The resolution and the bill were approved by Rajya Sabha on Monday.

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New Delhi Updated on: August 06, 2019 22:33 IST
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If Farooq Abdullah doesn’t want to come to Lok Sabha, can’t bring him at gunpoint: Amit Shah in Lok Sabha

Parliament on Tuesday approved a resolution abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and a bill for splitting the state into two Union Territories.

The resolution was passed by Lok Sabha with 351 members voting in its support and 72 against it, while one member abstained -- in the first voting.

In the revoting, the resolution was passed with 366 members voting in its support and 66 against it.

The bill to create two UTs -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh -- was passed in the House by 367 votes in favour and 67 against.

The resolution and the bill were approved by Rajya Sabha on Monday.


10:00 pm: Nirmal Singh keeps up with the order

09:55 pm: A piece of Kashmir in Goa, albeit on a plate

A popular chain of restaurants in Goa on Tuesday launched a special offer, which gives its customers a chance to win a plate of free Kashmiri pulao on a bill worth Rs 370, keeping in line with the Centre's move to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

09:40 pm: Adityanath congratulates J&K, Ladakh residents 

09:15 pm: Ladakh rejoices over UT status, no legislature a concern

"This is the best gift given by the Central government to the people of Ladakh, who always had to take the burden of Kashmir's hegemony," said Member of Parliament from Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal amid a huge applause in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

09:00 pm: BJP MPs celebrate passage of resolution on Art 370 in Lok Sabha

BJP MPs in Lok Sabha on Tuesday celebrated with loud slogans of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and thumping of desks as the House passed the Jammu and Kashmir reorganisation bill and a resolution on Article 370.

The mood among the treasury benches during the debate was boisterous with Home Minister Amit Shah joining the members in the applause several times as the MPs gave their speeches.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi too was greeted with loud cheers and slogans by BJP members when he arrived in the House just before Shah was to respond to the debate on motion to abrogate special status to Jammu and Kashmir and a bill which splits the state into two Union Territories.

08:40 pm: The beginning to a new India, says Amit Shah

08:35 pm: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulates PM Modi for his courage

08:30 pm: Amit Shah's commitment clearly visible, says PM Modi

08:05 pm: Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting underway at All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters in Delhi

08:00 pm: PM Modi takes to Twitter to express happiness over revoking Article 370

08:00 pm: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress leaders Ahmed Patel, KC Venugopal and P Chidambaram arrive for Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting at AICC office

07:45 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned sine die

07:30 pm: The government in Lok Sabha has now proposed to withdraw The Jammu & Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill 2019.


07:05 pm: Resolution revoking Article 370 from J&K underway passed in Lok Sabha, now with 366-66 

07:00 pm: SURPRISING! Jyotiraditya Scindia supports Centre's move

07:00 pm: Resolution revoking Article 370 from J&K passed in Lok Sabha by 351-72. Voting on J&K Reorganisation Bill underway 

06:55 pm: Article 370 is the root of terrorism in Kashmir, says Amit Shah

06:50 pm: Congress' J&K policy planning group meets ahead of CWC meet

Ahead of the Congress Working Committee meeting, the party's Jammu and Kashmir Policy Planning group met at the residence of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the issue of Article 370's revocation and the bifurcation of the state.

The meeting was chaired by Manmohan Singh, while several senior leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ambika Soni, P Chidambaram, Ghulam Ahmed Mir and Tariq Ahmir Kara attended it.

Briefing media after the meeting, Azad said: "Today is CWC meeting, three four days ago we had a meeting of J&K policy planning group whose chairperson is Dr Manmohan Singh. Last week we were not aware of the government's plan, so we again met today."

06:30 pm: 106 central laws to be applied to Union Territory of J&K, says Amit Shah

The Centre has technically read down Article 370 in the Constitution. Article 35A has been scrapped by the suspension of the 1954 presidential order and all the provisions of the Constitution are now applicable to Jammu and Kashmir.

After the erosion of its distinct identity, Article 370 will apparently begin a new association with the law of the country through various articles in the Constitution and its identity as a Union Territory. As a result, the Centre has spelt out that 106 laws shall be applied to the Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir under the fifth schedule.

The Fifth Schedule of the Constitution deals with the administration and control of Scheduled Areas as well as of Scheduled Tribes residing in any State other than the States of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram.

06:25 pm: We don't want to talk to Hurriyat, but ready to speak to people of Kashmir, says Shah

06:20 pm: The day is not 'black' by any means; the day Congress divided Andhra into two was, says Amit Shah

06:15 pm: We will not abrogate Article 371, clarifies Amit Shah

06:10 pm: Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor, met Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan in Srinagar today. Governor and NSA discussed the prevailing external and internal security situation in J&K in the aftermath of developments in the Parliament

06:05 pm: "When normalcy returns to J-K, govt will have no hesitation in restoring its full statehood," says Amit Shah in Lok Sabha, adding, "India will continue to claim Pakistan-occupied Kashmir."

06:00 pm: "Who took Kashmir to the United Nations? It was Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. History will decide if this decision (to revoke 370) is right or not, but whenever it will be discussed, PM Narendra Modi will be remembered by the people," Amit Shah says.

05:50 pm: Article 370 had kept India and Kashmir apart, says Amit Shah in reply to Lok Sabha

It created doubts over J-K's relations with India, he adds.

05:45 pm: PM Modi arrives in Lok Sabha; voting on J&K Reorganisation Bill soon

05:40 pm: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan says Islamabad will take the case to the UN and apprise the international community of the racist ideology of the BJP

05:30 pm: Congress Working Committee to meet this evening, likely to discuss Kashmir issue

05:20 pm: 'Are you assuming that Kashmiris, instead of sacrificing lamb, should sacrifice themselves on Bakr-Id?'

05:10 pm: PM Modi is all praises for Ladakh MP

04:30 pm: PoK, Aksai Chin integral part of J&K, says Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has made it clear in the Lok Sabha that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Aksai Chin are part of the state which, he said, are integral part of the country and that the government leaders were ready to sacrifice their lives for the state.

He also dared the Congress to make its stand clear on the Kashmir issue. After moving the resolution and Bills in the Lok Sabha for consideration and passing, Shah said the issue was not political and that the legislation was based on constitutional and legal provisions.

04:15 pm: If Farooq Abdullah doesn’t want to come to Lok Sabha, can’t bring him at gunpoint: Amit Shah in Lok Sabha

03:50 pm: Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal supports Centre's move

"What will be lost with this decision? Sirf do pariwaar rozi-roti khoyenge aur Kashmir ka bhavishya ujjwal hoga [Only two families will lose their assets, but the entire Kashmir will be transformed]," he says.

03:30 pm: Farooq Abdullah briefs media from Kashmir

He says he isn't allowed to leave his house.

"I have a problem of blood pressure and I am arrested in the House. Whatever the home minister has said is baseless," he adds.


3:20 pm: Ruckus in Lok Sabha after NC MP claims Shyama Prasad Mookerjee advocated Article 370

An angry Amit Shah has challenged the National Conference MP to provide proof of his claim.

03:15 pm: Rahul Gandhi hits out at Modi government

2:30 pm: Farooq Abdullah not arrested, says Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah says the former chief minister wasn't detained. 

"Farooq Abdullah hasn't been detained or arrested. He is at home at his won free will," Amit Shah says.

1:57 pm: JDU walks out of Lok Sabha over J&K Re-organisation Bill

12:11 pm: Manish Tewari, Congress: In last 70 yrs, several times we saw demands that union territories be converted into states but this is probably the first time in history that a state has been converted into union territory. There cannot be a bigger blow to federal structure than this.

12:08 pm: DMK MP, Dayanidhi Maran in Lok Sabha: Mr Farooq Abdullah, a member of this House is missing. He is arrested. We have no intimation. You as a Speaker should protect the members. You should be neutral.

12:04 pm: Manish Tewari: That you can revoke Article 371 tomorrow? By imposing President's rule in the north eastern states, and using the rights of their Assemblies in the Parliament, you can scrap Article 371 too? What kind of Constitutional Precedent are you setting in the country?

12:03 pm: Manish Tewari, Congress, in Lok Sabha: Indian constitution does not have only #Article370. It also has Article 371 A to I. They provide special rights to Nagaland, Assam, Manipur, Andhra, Sikkim etc. Today when you're scrapping Article 370,what message are you sending to these states?

11:46 am: Manish Tewari calls scrapping of Article 370 "unconstitutional"

11:35 am: Congress' Manish Tewari begins speaking in Lok Sabha

11:27 am: Parliament has the right to make laws on Jammu & Kashmir: Amit Shah says in Lok Sabha

11:21 am: Whenever I say Jammu and Kashmir, I also mean Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Aksai Chin: Amit Shah in Lok Sabha

11:20 am: "Aggressive hone ki baat karte ho? Aap bol rahe ho PoK Kashmir ka hissa nahi hai? "Jaan de denge iskey liye": Amit Shah says on PoK

11:17 am: Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India, no doubt of India, says Amit Shah in Lok Sabha

11:13 am: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress, in Lok Sabha: I don't think you are thinking about PoK, you violated all rules and converted a state into a Union Territory overnight.

11:07 am: Union Home Minister Amit Shah moves the resolution to revoke Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, in Lok Sabha.​

11:00 am: Proceedings in Lok Sabha begin. Revocation of Article 370 will be taken for discussion

10:58 am: Congress to have Shashi Tharoor and Manish Tewari as speakers on J&K Reorganisation Bill, in Lok Sabha. 

10:55 am: A meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP national working president JP Nadda, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar & Nitin Gadkari is underway, at the Parliament.

10:50 am: Congress MP Manish Tewari has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over the situation in Jammu & Kashmir. 

10:15 am: BJP MP Harnath Singh Yadav has given Zero hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over 'injustice towards employees of institutions accredited to AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education)'

10:00 am: A meeting of Lok Sabha MPs of Congress party, chaired by Sonia Gandhi, will be held at 10:30 am today in Parliament.

9:15 am: Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, over J&K issue, to be held later today. Meeting can be postponed for tomorrow if the Parliament proceedings extends.

8:13 am: Earlier on Monday, the Rajya Sabha also passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019, providing for 10 per cent reservation for Economically Weaker Sections of upper castes in the state.

8:00 am: Lok Sabha will vote on the contentious Article 370 today. Home Minister Amit Shah will also address the lower house.

7:12 am: Congress issues three-line whip to its Lok Sabha MPs to be present in House today.

7:00 am: After Rajya Sabha axed Article 370 on Monday, now it is time for it to be taken up for discussion in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The bill is expected to get a smooth clearance in the lower house, courtesy NDA's comfortable majority in the Lok Sabha.

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