Bill to revoke special status of occupied Kashmir presented in Lok Sabha
NEW DELHI: Indian Home Minister Amit Shah has presented the bill to revoke special status of occupied Kashmir in Lok Sabha (lower house of the parliament) following approval from Rajya Sabha (upper house of the parliament).
Addressing the session, Amit Shah said this bill and resolution will ensure that the occupied Kashmir will remain with India forever. Converting Ladakh to union territory has been a long standing demand, he added.
He also informed the House about president’s statutory resolutions repealing Article 370 of the Constitution and said that occupied Kashmir is an integral part of India.There cannot be any legal or constitutional dispute about this, he asserted.
Earlier on Monday, while addressing the session in Rajya Sabah, Amit Shah had announced to end special status of the Kashmir while scrapping articles 35A and 370 of the Constitution.