Indian Home Minister Amit Shah proposed the abrogation of Article 370 in the Rajya Sabha, on Monday, 5 August, amid ruckus in the Parliament and rising tensions in Jammu and Kashmir. He also added that J&K will be “reorganised geographically. The debate on the bill is going on at Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian Parliament. The state will be reorganised into two union territories – Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh will be a Union Territory without an assembly and Jammu and Kashmir will be a Union Territory with an assembly, under the proposal.
Article 370 specifies that except for defence, foreign affairs, communications and ancillary matters, parliament needed the Jammu and Kashmir government’s concurrence for all other laws.