Celebrities took to social media to praise Narendra Modi for finally dropping the two key constitutional provisions — Article 370 and Article 35(A) — that gave the state of J&k a host of special rights.
Madhur Bhandarkar: I’m very happy. Kashmir is my favourite holiday destination, I visit it almost every year. It’s a historical day for Indian democracy and people of India when Article 370 has been abolished. Must give credit to Modiji and Amit Shah ji. It’s a good decision for the development and prosperity of people in Jammu and Kashmir.”
Kangana Ranaut: Scrapping of Article 370 was long due, it is a historic step — in the direction of a terrorism free nation. I have been emphasising on this for the longest time, and I knew if any one could achieve this impossible feat that is Mr Modi. He is not only a visionary, he has the required courage and strength of character to make the unthinkable a reality. I congratulate entire Bharat including J & K on this historic day. We are together looking at a very bright future.” (sic)
Mohit Raina: Today is a historical day in the Indian constitution. This was long pending, the common man in the valley has been deprived of all his basic rights i.e education and employment. This move will bring Kashmir in the forefront for all the right reasons. Investors will create numerous job opportunities for the common man which will in turn boost the economy of the state. Youth will not fall prey to people with malicious intentions; violence in the valley will come down. After the sacrifice of lakhs of Indian soldiers and innocent people for the last 30 years, today, thanks to our honourable PM we have witnessed this historic day. Jai Hind
Vivek Oberoi: This is the greatest homage to all those braves martyred for the dream of a United India. Hats off and a big thank you to Narendra Modi ji and Amit Shah ji from the heart of each and every patriotic Indian! #OneIndia khandBharat #JaiHind. Bye Bye #Article370 #35A.”
Dia Mirza: “Peace, prosperity and sustainable development for the people of #Ladakh and #Jammu And Kashmir.” (sic)
Anupam Kher: I HAVE WOKEN UP IN NY TO THE BEST NEWS OF MY LIFE ABOUT KASHMIR. AND ON THE DAY MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY #LessonsLife TaughtMeUnknowingly RELEASES! WHAT BETTER GIFT LIFE STORY OF A KASHMIRI BOY COULD GET. THANK YOU GOD, #GovtOfIndia, PM @narendramodi, @AmitShah. CONGRATULATIONS INDIA.????????(sic)
Paresh Rawal: “Today is the true and complete independence of our motherland. Today in the true sense of the word INDIA becomes ONE !!! Jai Hind.” (sic)...