Union Home Minister Amit Shah on August 5 announced scrapping of Article 370 in the Rajya Sabha

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The Centre also announced bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories

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The announcement came amid confusion over additional deployment of security forces...

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...and the imposition of Section 144 in Jammu and Kashmir

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Jammu and Kashmir will be a UT with its own Legislature

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Ladakh region will be a separate UT without its own Legislature.

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The two states will have separate Lieutenant Governors

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Mehbooba Mufti tweeted: “Today marks the darkest day in Indian democracy.”

Omar Abdullah tweeted:

What will change for J&K?

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1. Jammu and Kashmir will now be governed by the laws applicable to other Indian citizens

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2. The citizens have just one citizenship which will be prevalent to all other citizens of the state

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3. Indian citizens from other states of the country can buy and sell property in J&K

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4. There will be no separate flag for J&K and it will be at par with the entire country

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5. Central laws can directly be applied in J&K

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