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Prez gives assent to J&K reorganisation legislation, 2 new official UTs from Oct 31

ANI
Published Aug 9, 2019, 8:53 pm IST
Updated Aug 9, 2019, 8:58 pm IST
The Parliament had earlier this week given its nod to the legislation for bifurcating the state.
President Ram Nath Kovind gives his assent to The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019. (Photo: Twitter I ANI)
 President Ram Nath Kovind gives his assent to The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019. (Photo: Twitter I ANI)

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday gave assent to a legislation through which Jammu and Kashmir would be split into two Union Territories -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

The Ministry of Home Affairs stated that two new Union Territories -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh -- will come into existence on October 31.

 

The Parliament had earlier this week given its nod to the legislation for bifurcating the state, a bold and far-reaching decision that seeks to redraw the map and future of a region at the centre of a protracted militancy movement.

The President has given assent to the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, a home ministry official said.

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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