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Arvind Kejriwal on Article 370: We support the Modi government on its decisions on J&K

Delhi CM and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal supported the Centre's decisions on Jammu and Kashmir. Kejriwal's comments come hours after Union Home Minister Amit Shah moved a resolution in both the Houses of the Parliament that Article 370 would no longer be applicable to the state. "We hope this will bring peace and development in the state," Kejriwal tweeted. With respect to AAP's participation in the passage of the bill, AAP has three MPs -- Sanjay Singh, Sushil Gupta, and N D Gupta -- in the Rajya Sabha. Src:

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Congress’s Ghulam Nabi Azad on abolition of Article 370: Murder of democracy

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the Centre’s move to retract Article 370 of the Constitution is the “murder of democracy”. Calling the Article 370 “historic” Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “I strongly condemn the government’s move. BJP has not only murdered the Constitution but also murdered democracy.” Responding to Ghulam Nabi Azad, the Home Minister said: “Mr. Azad said that Article 370 is historic but the bill that I have here is also historic, Article 370 is the reason that J&K is living in poverty." Src:

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Mehbooba Mufti condemns move to abolish Article 370: Today marks the darkest day in Indian democracy

Former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti, who is among those placed under house arrest, has termed the government's intention "sinister", saying that the government wants to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir. Home Minister Amit Shah announced today that Article 370 will be scrapped. Ladakh and J&K have been pronounced union Territories, under the proposal. "Today marks the darkest day in Indian democracy. Unilateral decision of GOI to scrap Article 370 is illegal & unconstitutional which will make India an occupational force in J&K," Mufti said. Src:

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Kashmir Solution has begun, Anupam Kher tweets amid tension in the state

Amid tensions prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir, with several of the state's top political leaders, including Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti and Sajad Lone being put under house arrest, Bollywood actor Anupam Kher tweeted, "Kashmir Solution has begun." The tensions in the state emerged after the Jammu and Kashmir administration scrapped the Amarnath Yatra and asked pilgrims and tourists to leave the state, citing security threats from terrorists backed by the Pakistan Army. Kher had earlier said that all the issues in the Valley will be resolved if Article 370, which provides special autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir is abolished. Src:

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