President’s rule in undivided Jammu and Kashmir revoked

October 31, 2019 07:39 am | Updated June 11, 2020 10:39 am IST - New Delhi

President Ram Nath Kovind | File

President Ram Nath Kovind | File

The President’s rule imposed in undivided Jammu and Kashmir was revoked on Thursday following the State’s bifurcation into Union Territories, but the Central rule would continue for an indefinite period through the Lieutenant Governor (LG) in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.

President Ram Nath Kovind issued two separate notifications on Thursday morning — the first revoking the President’s rule in the undivided J&K and subsequently taking over the control of the administration of the UT of J&K, which would be controlled through the LG now.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said Article 370 and Article 35A were the gateway of terrorism into J&K and the gates were closed by repealing the Act.

Mr. Shah also said Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s unfulfilled dream of integrating J&K with the rest of the country was accomplished on August 5 when they were repealed.

“Article 370 and 35A were the gateway of terrorism in India. Prime Minister Modi has closed this gate by repealing them,” he said while flagging off a run to commemorate the 144th birth anniversary of Patel.

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