Presidential decree scraping article 370 will be challenged, ready for long and tough battle : Omar Abdullah

Srinagar/Aug,5 : House detained National Conference Vice President and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said that the move was unilateral, illegal and unconstitutional and will be challenged by the National Conference.

‘Long and tough battle lies ahead, we are ready for that’, Abdullah said. As already reported Mehbooba Mufti another former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP President also attacked the Centre over the move and called it ‘the darkest day in Indian democracy’.

With the resolution the Central Government’s moved to scrap the Article 370 while dividing the state into two Union Territories– one of Jammu and Kashmir with legislature, another of Ladakh without one.

The moving of resolution in Parliament followed intense speculation for the past two weeks about a ‘big decision’ on Kashmir. A few days back all tourists and devotees of the ongoing Amarnath yatra were asked to leave Valley immediately. On Sunday night, schools were ordered shut and restrictions put on leaders. On Monday, internet and other communication channels were snapped.

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