Part 1: What Does Scrapping Article 370 Mean for Kashmir?
First the panic about possible cross-border terror attacks, followed by the suspension of the Amarnath Yatra, and troops moving in, the Internet being shut down and political leaders being quarantined to house arrest without reason... If all this while you’ve been worried sick about what has been going on in Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah’s big revelation and the Parliamentary proceedings today, explained it all.
India's history was rewritten as Article 370, which gives special status to Kashmir, and by extension, Article 35A was abrogated, repealed and scrapped! Not only that, a Bill was moved to bifurcate the state into two union territories – Jammu & Kashmir as one and Ladakh as the other.
The decision to revoke Article 370 have raised many questions. We touch upon them in our special two-part The Big Story. In the first part, we look at where Kashmir stands post the announcement and if there is a way to challenge the order. We look at how people are reacting and what’s going on in Kashmir right now. In the second part, we will talk about what will happen once the state is split into two. Tune in!
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