The Indian government has rushed through a presidential decree to scrap a special status for Jammu Kashmir, the most far-reaching political move on the region in nearly seven decades.
Home Minister Amit Shah told parliament on Monday that the president had signed a decree abolishing Article 370 of the constitution that gave a measure of autonomy to Jammu Kashmir.
Article 370 of the constitution forbid Indians outside the state from permanently settling, buying land, holding local government jobs and securing education scholarships.
The decree, which was issued hours after imposing a major security clampdown in the Kashmir, said the measure came into force “at once”.
Here’s how the Kashmiris are reacting to the developments:
Former CM Mehbooba Mufti
IAS officer turned into politician Shah Faesal
Journalist Ifthikhar Gilani
Former CM Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter Sana Mufti
Bollywood actor Zaira Wasim
HuffPost India reports
Ather Zia writes:
Muzamil Jaleel, the deputy editor at The Indian Express
The Print reports