Country's sporting fraternity on Monday led by cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir congratulated the Central Government for abolishing Article 370 that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
Home Minister Amit Shah moved the resolution on Article 370 and a separate bill to bifurcate the state into two separate union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
"We did what no one could. The tri-colour has now been unfurled in Kashmir. Jai Hind! Congratulations India! Kashmir mubarak," Gambhir tweeted.
His former India teammate Suresh Raina termed it as a "landmark move".
"Landmark move - scrapping of #Article370! Looking forward to smoother, and more inclusive times. #JaiHind," Raina wrote.
Another former cricketer Mohammad Kaif added: "Here's to more inclusiveness. May there be peace and love. #Article370."
Here’s to more inclusiveness. May there be peace and love. #Article370— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 5, 2019
Former India women's cricket team captain Anjum Chopra tweeted: "The scrapping of #Article370 is certainly a good and bold move. Loss of lives and uncertainty in the valley has to be addressed someday. #JammuAndKashmir @AmitShah @BJP4India."
Boxer Manoj Kumar also shared his views on the issue.
"Final judgments on Kashmir from Article 370 of Kashmir and 35 A. Honourable @AmitShah Many knockouts from the 1st punch of GK #AmitShah The other Sardar Patel of the country is Patel," he tweeted in Hindi.
माननीय @narendramodi जी एवं माननीय @AmitShah जी को देश की एकता के लिए लिए गए इस ऐतिहासिक फैसले के लिए कोटि कोटि धन्यवाद । #Article370 #370gaya #370Gone #370Scrapped #AmitShah #KashmirParFinalFight #KashmirHamaraHai #JammuAndKashmir #ModiHaiToMumkinHai— Manoj Kumar 🇮🇳 (@BoxerManojkr) August 5, 2019
Wrestler Geeta Phogat also took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the historic move.
"Independent India, a historic decision, unbroken India. Thanks to the Government of India for this historic step #Article370#KashmirParFinalFight," she wrote.