This morning, Union Home Minister Amit Shah moved the proposal to remove Article 370 that grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, in the Rajya Sabha amid much uproar. According to Live Mint, Shah also said the government has decided to bifurcate the state into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir, which will have a legislature, and Ladakh, which will be without a legislature.
Following on the same, some Bollywood actors and celebrities have taken to their social media handles to react to the ongoing tension in Jammu & Kashmir and on Article 370 getting scrapped. Filmmaker Kunal Kohli, Paresh Rawal and Chetan Bhagat have shared their views on the same. Scroll down to read all their tweets:
Chetan Bhagat wrote, "Article 370 never gave Kashmiris freedom. It only created selfish leaders who created a terror filled society and robbed Kashmiri youth of opportunity. It is finally time for it to go. Anyone objects, tell them loudly: One Country, One System. #Article370 #OneCountryOneSystem"
His other tweet read, "Anyone using the removal of #Article370 as an excuse to disturb peace and instigate violence is an enemy of the state. Let the country be run peacefully. Do not do anything you will regret. #OneCountryOneSystem" In yet another tweet, he wrote, "Kashmir has cost India so much - suffering in the state, terror all over, lakhs of crores in extra defense budget, soldiers losing their lives. Meanwhile, hundreds of fancy conferences pretending to solve the issue. Time it all stops. #OneCountryOneSystem #Article370"
Chetan's other tweet read, "August 5, 2019. Kashmir is finally free. Free to grow, free to make a future. #Article370 goes. #OneCountryOneSystem"
While Paresh Rawal took to his Twitter handle and posted a bunch of tweets, saying, "आप ने बिलकुल मेरे मनकी बात कही है ।जय हिन्द ।"
"Today is the true and complete independence of our (link: http://motherland.Today) motherland.Today in the true sense of the word INDIA becomes ONE !!! jai Hind," he wrote.
Tanuj Garg tweeted, "I wouldn't jump to laud the decision to scrap #Article370 #Article35A without understanding the pros and cons of the move. Big announcements need in-depth examination, not knee-jerk euphoria. By all means, rejoice, if there's reason to but let's understand the downside as well."
Filmmaker Kunal Kohli said, "History unfolding in front of our eyes #Article370 #Article35A #kashmir"
"The argument that the scrapping of #Article370 #Article35A is unconstitutional doesn’t hold.If at a time it was fair to apply it,It’s fair to remove it when it isn’t working. It was never meant to be permanent. Can’t get diff results doing the same thing," said Kohli.
Image source: Instagram/ Chetan Bhagat/ Wikipedia/ IMDB
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