Jammu & Kashmir will be Bifurcated, J&K to be a Union Territory with Legislation, Ladakh to be a Union Territory without Legislation


New Delhi : Amid unprecedented ruckus in the Rajya Sabha, Union Home Minister Amit Shah today moved a bill in the upper house, to bifurcate the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh.

“Kashmir and Jammu division will be separate Union Territory with legislature. There has been a long pending demand of people of Ladakh, to give it the status of a Union Territory to enable them to realise their aspirations. The Union Territory of Ladakh will be without Legislature,” Amit Shah told the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

“ Further keeping in view the internal security situation,fuelled by cross border terrorism in the existing state of Jammu & Kashmir, a separate Union Territory for Jammu & Kashmir is being created. The Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir will be with legislature” he said.


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