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Jammu and Kashmir marks first anniversary of becoming Union Territory, know more

On August 5, 2019, the Narendra Modi government made the monumental decision to change the status of Jammu and Kashmir and on October 31, it was accorded the UT status.

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On Saturday (October 31), it will one year of Jammu and Kashmir acquiring the Union Territory status.

On August 5, 2019, the Narendra Modi government made the monumental decision to change the status of Jammu and Kashmir. Through a Presidential Order, the government declared that Article 370 would cease to be operative, and specifically overrode a previous order that made Article 35A a part of the Constitution of India, thereby ending the special status accorded to the region.

Incidentally, the new UT came into existence on the National Unity Day, marked as the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India’s first home minister and freedom fighter.

According to the Jammu and Kashmir (Reorganisation) Bill, 2019, UT J&K will have a Lieutenant Governor, a chief minister, the council of ministers not exceeding more than 10 per cent strength of the total number of legislatures in the Assembly.

The tenure of Jammu and Kashmir assembly is now be reduced to five years, which was earlier 6 years due to J&K's special status.

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