The Indian Government took a significant decision on one of its most favored states. Presidential order will now govern the state of Kashmir from Monday 5th of August, 2019. The special status, according to Article 370, is canceled.
Previously Indian citizens were not allowed to purchase, sell and reside permanently in the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir.
But now, Indians from all across the country can do so if they wish to. Jammu and Kashmir had permission to take decisions on their own.
A different constitution came out for them. No other citizens of India residing in other parts of the country can hold a governmental post or secure an education in the land.
Thousands of army officials arrived in the region to take charge of law and order. The internet and the phone services were cut off for some days as Kashmiris consider the Indian Government as their enemies.
How the Government of Pakistan reacts to the decision?
Criticisms have already started to pour in against the Hindu fanatic government. Critics see it as a gateway to make the entry of Hindus within the paradise where settlers are majority Muslims.
The Foreign Minister of Pakistan told a Pakistani media that Pakistan would take all measures to ensure that the newly made decision by the Government of India doesn’t last.
He also goes on to comment that India is playing a dangerous game. The Government of Pakistan will take strict actions against India.
Protests by the Kashmiri activists residing in Islamabad, Pakistan has already begun. After the announcement of Presidential control in Kashmir, the group started protesting outside the Indian embassy in Pakistan.
The security officials kept the mob away from the building. Ghulam Mohammad Safi, a Kashmiri leader, residing in Pakistan, urged the western bodies to intervene into the matter.
Mehbooba Mufti, a former Chief Minister of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, tweeted that the Government’s decision is illegal. She also remarked that a war could break out with Pakistan in no time.
Today marks the darkest day in Indian democracy. Decision of J&K leadership to reject 2 nation theory in 1947 & align with India has backfired. Unilateral decision of GOI to scrap Article 370 is illegal & unconstitutional which will make India an occupational force in J&K.
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) August 5, 2019