Mumbai: The central government's move to scrap Article 370, which grants special status to the state of Jammu & Kashmir, has been appreciated by former Indian cricketer and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Gautam Gambhir.
The 37-year-old welcomed the government's move by congratulating Narendra Modi and Amit Shah is his tweet.
The central government on Monday revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and proposed the state be broken down into two Union Territories – the Jammu and Kashmir division (with a legislature) and Ladakh.
Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan also lashed out at people for questioning the intention of the government for asking people of other states to return from the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Pathan, along with other support staffs of Jammu and Kashmir's cricket team were asked to leave at the earliest due to the security advisory issued.
Pathan has also insisted people to not invoke religion and keep asking for proof for every decision of the government. He added that the fact that Amarnath yatra was forced to be called off is proof enough to prove that there is a threat.
The fact that #AmarnathYatris have been asked to go back and stopped the #Yatra means it is under threat. That's why security measures are taken. Apni gandi soch Badlo. Har baat mein religion mat daalo. Har baat mein saboot mat maango.— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 4, 2019