Parties react cautiously on J&K bifurcation

No untoward incident in State; police patrolling intensified in Hyderabad

Leaders of major political parties in the State reacted cautiously to the abolition of Article 370 and 35A and the move to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two separate Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh.

While the former TRS MP K. Kavitha termed the developments as monumental changes in respect of J&K, she hoped that peace would prevail. In a tweet, Ms. Kavitha said: “In this moment of monumental change being made with respect to reorganisation of #JammuAndKashmir & #Article370 my prayers are with the people of J&K. Hope they will be safe & soon peace will prevail over Kashmir.”

Senior CPI leader Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy lashed out at the Centre’s decision terming it misadventure. The developments is against democracy, the Constitution and the Instrument of Accession of Kashmir with India, he lamented. He charged the Centre of misusing its power in truncating the J&K State into a Union territory.

Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy said: “This day will be etched in history as the day that gave life and meaning to the ideals of our Constitution. With the abrogation of Article 370 by Narendra Modi government, the ties between the people will deepen and ensure there’s inclusive growth and development of the state.”

BJP National General Secretary P. Muralidhar Rao hailed the developments and congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for taking the bold decision.

Congress MLA Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy, who has been inching close to the BJP hailed the decision. He hoped that the far reaching action would bring peace to the State. He said such an act was possible only under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. BJP MLA Raja Singh termed the day as historic.

High alert

The police were kept on high alert in the State in view of the J&K developments. No untoward incident was reported from any part of the State. Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Jiitender said on Monday that no prohibitive orders were issued but patrolling has been intensified in all sensitive areas of the city. Though initially it was reported that prohibitive orders were imposed in Cyberabad Commissionerate, the ADGP denied the report. When asked that police were not allowing celebrations by some groups over move to revoke Article 370, he said that prior permission was required for celebrations or any gatherings.

Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar, who is camping at Old City and monitoring the situation said the situation in Hyderabad was peaceful. He also deputed senior officers to all five zones of Hyderabad city and asked staff on regular patrolling duty to also cover all areas.

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