Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh to become Union Territories from October 31st

On Friday, Ram Nath Kovind, President of India conferred approval to legislation for bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir, and two Union Territories Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh will arrive into being on October 31.

The Parliament had granted its permission to the legislation for bifurcating the state, a strong and far-reaching resolution that asks to redraw the map and infinity of a region at the centre of a protracted militancy action.

The President has granted permission to the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, a home ministry official stated.

Home Minister notification stated, “In the application of the endowments presented by the article (a) of section 2 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 (34 of 2019), the Central Government thus designates the 31st day of October 2019, as the selected day for the stated Act.”

Three days following the far-reaching resolution to abolish the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and bifurcate the state. On Thursday Narendra Modi, Prime Minister in an almost 40-minute televised speech to the nation attempted to assuage matters of the people declaring Jammu and Kashmir will not remain Union Territory for prolonged.

Mr Modi stated, “As Jammu and Kashmir will notice more and more progress, I do not believe it will continue Union Territory for long. Ladakh will endure a Union Territory.”

As per the legislation, the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will have a legislature similar to Puducherry and Ladakh will be a UT like Chandigarh, without legislature.

In both, the Union Territories, key points like law and order will be beside the Centre.

The UT of Jammu and Kashmir will hold a Lieutenant Governor and the highest intensity of its assembly will be of 107 which will be improved to 114 following a delimitation test.

The UT of Jammu and Kashmir will hold a Lieutenant Governor and the highest intensity of its assembly will be of 107 which will be improved to 114 following a delimitation test. Twenty-four seats of the Assembly will remain empty as they fall below Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

The present powerful strength of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly is 87, including four seats happening in Ladakh, which will presently be a separate UT without a legislature.

The UT of Ladakh will hold Kargil and Leh districts.
The Act declared Jammu and Kashmir UT will possess a reservation in the assembly seats.

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