Special status of J&K ends

State declared Union Territory

New Delhi : The government has proposed to reorganize Jammu and Kashmir, carving out two separate Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced on Monday.

Union Territory for Jammu and Kashmir

The Union Territory for Jammu and Kashmir will have a legislature but there will be no Assembly in Ladakh, Shah said in a statement.

He said this had been done in view of constant threats of cross border terrorism.

Union Territory of Ladakh

The UT of Ladakh was a long pending demand of the people of the region and the decision was aimed at fulfilling the aspiration of the local population, the Minister said.

Under the Jammu and Kashmir Re-organisation Bill, Ladakh will be taken out of the state. 

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