Lok Sabha passes J&K Reorganisation Bill with 370 votes for and 70 against it

Jammu and Kashmir will soon be two separate UTs - Jammu and Kashmir with legislature and Ladakh without legislature.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 21:01
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A day after the Rajya Sabha passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, Lok Sabha gave its massive nod to it and paved the way for the state to be bifurcated into two separate Union Territories.

Home Minister Amit Shah was in the spotlight once again as he tabled the bill and made an earnest appeal in its favour and in favour of abrogation of Article 370.

With the abrogation of Article 370, the special status for Jammu and Kashmir will be done away with, ensuring complete integration of the region into India. Jammu and Kashmir will not have a separate flag and all Indian citizens will be allowed to buy or sell property in the region. The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill will now go the President for his signature.

With Lok Sabha voting in favour of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill - 370 votes for vs 70 votes against, the state of Jammu and Kashmir too will now become two separate Union Territories - Jammu and Kashmir with legislature and Ladakh without legislature.

PM Narendra Modi hailed the developments and said that people in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh will usher in a new dawn and have been freed from shackles.

Here are the highlights from Parliament:

6 August 2019, 20:42 PM

J&K free from shackles now: PM Modi (Full report here)

6 August 2019, 20:10 PM

Congress Working Committee meeting underway at AICC headquarters in Delhi.

6 August 2019, 19:47 PM

UAE extends support to India's decision on Jammu and Kashmir.

UAE's ambassador to India says his country hopes the developments will bring peace and prosperity to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

6 August 2019, 19:45 PM

Lok Sabha adjourned sine die.

6 August 2019, 19:25 PM

India now gets two more UTs, has 28 states. (Full report here)

6 August 2019, 19:13 PM

Lok Sabha passes J&K Reorganisation Bill with 370 votes in favour and only 70 votes against it.



6 August 2019, 19:02 PM

Resolution revoking Article 370 from J&K gets 351 votes in favour and 72 votes against.

6 August 2019, 19:00 PM

The process for voting on the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill begins in Lok Sabha.

6 August 2019, 18:58 PM

Senior Congress leader and deputy MP CM Jyotiraditya Scindia says he supports the move on Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.



6 August 2019, 18:51 PM

Amit Shah defends against accusations of human rights' violation. "Were the rights of Kashmiri people who were forced to leave Jammu and Kashmir not violated?" he says.

6 August 2019, 18:44 PM

Amit Shah on curfew:

"The curfew wasn't put in place because the law and order situation has deteriorated. It is precautionary, it has been put in place so the situation doesn't deteriorate."

6 August 2019, 18:11 PM

Amit Shah says in Lok Sabha that he is ready to discuss all concerns of people in Jammu and Kashmir. "There is a time and a place for discussions. I am always ready for discussions. We have only love for the people of J&K," he says. "Article 370 was used by Pakistan to fuel separatism. Those who take inspiration from Pakistan, should we talk with them?"

6 August 2019, 18:05 PM

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister and BJP MP Prahlad Joshi asks for time of Lok Sabha to be extended till the Bill is completed.

6 August 2019, 17:39 PM

Union Law Minister RS Prasad hails decision to revoke Article 370.

"If we cannot raise the national flag in Jammu and Kashmir due to Article 370, we don't need Article 370," he says in Lok Sabha. "There is a gleam on the face of people in Jammu and Kashmir with the removal of Article 370, only those who supported terror are now upset."

RS Prasad also mentions martyred soldiers, including Aurangzeb, and says that those who want Article 370 were never there to support the families who lost their previous ones.

6 August 2019, 17:34 PM

Indian High Commission in Islamabad asks for an increase in security. (Full report here)


6 August 2019, 17:18 PM

PM Modi praises BJP MP from Ladakh Jamyang Tsering for his speech in Lok Sabha today:



6 August 2019, 16:58 PM

Imran Khan addresses Pakistan parliament:

* India has no interest in talks with Pakistan.

* What India did yesterday was not a sudden move. It was a planned move.

* This Indian government's ideology is the ideology of RSS. Their founders had the ideology that they will remove Muslims from India after independence.

* They want Hindus to be in a position of dominance. 

6 August 2019, 16:36 PM

Amit Shah once again assures Lok Sabha about Farooq Abdullah.

"I'm saying it for the 4th time and I have the patience to say it for the 10th time - Farooq Abdullah has neither been detained nor arrested. If he isn't well, doctors will take him to the hospital. If he wasn't well, he would not have come out."

6 August 2019, 16:20 PM

Amit Shah on reports Farooq Abdullah has been arrested:

* I have made it clear thrice. Farooq Abdullah ji is at his home, he is not under house arrest, he is not under detention.

* He is good health. If he does not want to come out of his house then we can't put a gun on his head and make him.

 Farooq Abdullah had said a short while back that the Home Ministry is lying that he is not under house arrest. "They are saying I am staying inside my house on my own will. They want to murder us. My son (Omar Abdullah) is in jail."

6 August 2019, 16:06 PM

A furious Farooq Abdullah speaks to members of the press:

* Decision to revoke Article 370 against democratic principles
* Did not expect Home Minister of the country to lie
* We will take the legal route against the decision on Article 370

6 August 2019, 15:54 PM

Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal hails the Union Government's decision to revoke Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and create Ladakh as a Union Territory. Namgyal says development and identity of Ladakh has suffered because of Article 370 and Congress. (Also Read: Time for Ladakh come out of shadows and shine bright, says BJP MP Jamyang Tsering)



6 August 2019, 15:25 PM

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi once again hit out at the Narendra Modi-led governement by descrbing the arrest of Kashmir's mainstream political leaders as "unconstitutional and undemocratic"."Kashmir’s mainstream political leaders have been jailed at secret locations. This is unconstitutional & undemocratic. It’s also short sighted and foolish because it will allow terrorists to fill the leadership vaccum created by GOI. The imprisoned leaders must be released," he tweeted. 

6 August 2019, 15:13 PM

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav seeks explaination from the Centre regarding the status of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). "We are with the country on revoking Article 370. But now my question is about the status of Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Government should answer this," he says in the Lok Sabha. 

6 August 2019, 15:03 PM

"I sit on seat 462, Farooq Abdullah sits on seat 461. He's elected from J&K, we can't hear him today.This debate will be incomplete if you ask me," Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule says in Lok Sabha. Replying to her, Home Minister Amit Shah said that Farooq Abdullah has neither been detained nor arrested. Shah added that Abdullah is at his home and out of his own free will. 

6 August 2019, 14:49 PM

Congress leader and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is miffed with party MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury for his statements that Kashmir is not India’s internal matter since it has been under monitoring mechanism of the United Nations since 1948. Chaudhary had also sought an explanation from the Narendra Modi-led government as to how the issue is an internal matter of India during the debate in the Lok Sabha on the resolution to revoke Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.


6 August 2019, 14:44 PM

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Girish Chandra and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MP Nama Nageswara Rao support the Bill to revoke Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. 

6 August 2019, 14:38 PM

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhry claims Kashmir is not India’s internal matter since it has been under monitoring mechanism of the United Nations since 1948. "Since 1948, Kashmir has been under monitoring mechanism of the United Nations. So, in the wake of bifurcation of J&K state, what should be the stand & status of our country?" he questions. 


6 August 2019, 14:24 PM

Janata Dal (United) walked out of Lok Sabha over Jammu and Kashmir Re-organisation Bill.

6 August 2019, 14:20 PM

Congress' Jammu and Kashmir policy planning group will meet in the national capital at Manmohan Singh's residence today.


6 August 2019, 14:11 PM

Congress is speaking in the same language as Pakistan, says Pralhad Joshi.

6 August 2019, 14:10 PM

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi says the government was expecting that the Congress would support the bill, but “unfortunately it did not happen”.

6 August 2019, 14:06 PM

Sonia Gandhi miffed with Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury for his statements on Jammu and Kashmir, sources told Zee News. The former Congress chief lauded Manish Tewari for his speech on the issue in Lok Sabha.

6 August 2019, 13:26 PM

Mamata Banerjee says she does not agree with the method in which Article 370 is being scrapped. "I cannot support or go against the Bill...it's not Constitutionally legal," says the Trinamool Congress chief. Demanding the release of politicians in Kashmir, she further said, "There is no information abour Farooq Abdullah. Mehbooba and Omar Abdullah have also been arrested. They cannot be isolated. They are not terrorists, they must be released."

6 August 2019, 13:24 PM

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says the government should have sought the opinion of people of Jammu and Kashmir before abrogating Article 370. She also questioned the detention of political leaders in Kashmir.

6 August 2019, 13:03 PM

Rahul Gandhi says "National integration isn’t furthered by unilaterally tearing apart J&K, imprisoning elected representatives and violating our Constitution". READ FULL STORY

6 August 2019, 13:02 PM

Jitendra Singh of the BJP says Article 370 was the "greatest historic blunder" for Jawaharlal Nehru is responsible. "Every BJP MP is honoured to be part of History today," he added.

6 August 2019, 12:39 PM

Rahul Gandhi tweets: "National integration isn’t furthered by unilaterally tearing apart J&K, imprisoning elected representatives and violating our Constitution. This nation is made by its people, not plots of land. This abuse of executive power has grave implications for our national security".

6 August 2019, 12:33 PM

An alert has been issued by Gwalior Collector, asking the administration to ensure safety and security of Kashmiri students, who study in different colleges in the area.

6 August 2019, 12:22 PM

"In last 70 years, several times we saw demands that union territories be converted into states but this is probably the first time in history that a state has been converted into union territory. There cannot be a bigger blow to federal structure than this," says Manish Tewari in Lok Sabha.

6 August 2019, 12:03 PM

Modi government is taking unilateral decision, what's happening is Constitutional crisis, says Congress

6 August 2019, 12:03 PM

DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran raises the issue of arrest of leaders in Jammu and Kashmir. He says a member of this House, Farooq Abdullah, is missing.

6 August 2019, 11:37 AM

Jawaharlal Nehru made Kashmir an integral part of India, says Congress in Lok Sabha

6 August 2019, 11:36 AM

Manish Tewari talks about the history of Jammu and Kashmir.

6 August 2019, 11:36 AM

Congress MP Manish Tewari speaks in Lok Sabha on abrogation of Article 370.

6 August 2019, 11:35 AM

Let the debate take place in peace, we are being watched by the world, says Amit Shah

6 August 2019, 11:33 AM

Ask whatever you want to ask, but don't create ruckus, Amit Shah tells Opposition members.

6 August 2019, 11:26 AM

The Home Minister explains legal and Constitutional aspects of J&K Reorganisation Bill.

6 August 2019, 11:23 AM

This House has witnessed several historic moments and I can say with pride that this bill is here to create history, says Amit Shah.

6 August 2019, 11:23 AM

DMK leader TR Balu says "we are in the state of an undeclared emergency".

6 August 2019, 11:20 AM

We will sacrifice our lives for the fact the PoK is a part of India, says Amit Shah.