Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday declared that the government has removed the special status that was given to the state of Jammu and Kashmir by modifying Article 370 of the Constitution. Article 370 of the constitution is a ‘temporary provision’ granted special autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir, which has now been removed.
The government on Monday also ordered the division of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories. While the Union Territory of Ladakh will be without a legislature, the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will be with a legislature.
On this big reveal, the Bollywood had a lot to say. B-town celebs like Ekta Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Vikrant Massey, Zaira Wasim, Raveena Tandon, and Maanvi Gagroo among others took over to their social media accounts to share their reactions.
Ekta Kapoor on twitter wrote, “It’s a radical decision but need of the hour!! Only hope Kashmir stays safe !#historicalday”. Actor Ranvir Shorey also tweeted, “Welcome move on #Kashmir by the govt. It will go a long way in resolving the issues in the state and bring peace and prosperity to its people. Haters can go on hating. Hope the rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits will begin soon too.”
Dia Mirza took over to Twitter and said, “My thoughts are with #Kashmir. Praying for peace #KashmirNeedsAttention”.
Zaira Wasim, who recently made headlines for quitting Bollywood, tweeted, “This too shall pass!
Atul Kasbekar also took to Twitter and wrote, “Time to unconditionally back the govt on this decision IMO. A huge call has been taken n it needs everyone’s support now. I hope we also extend much love n every kind of support to the people of Kashmir so that they feel more n more connected over time. One India. Jai Hind.”
Vikrant Massey tweeted, “Never did I think I’d say this. But, THANK YOU! @BJP4India @AmitShah & @narendramodi It had to go! #Article370 Those warning of “dangerous consequences” SHAME ON YOU! #OneNationOneLaw”
Maanvi Gagroo shared an image of her ancestral home in Srinagar and tweeted, “Our family’s ancestral home in Srinagar. Taken away, ruined and now razed down. Just thought of sharing this today. #KashmiriPandits #PanunKashir.”
Actor-politician Paresh Rawal wrote on Twitter, “Today is the true and complete independence of our motherland. Today in the true sense of the word INDIA becomes ONE !!! Jai Hind.”
Raveena Tandon took over Twitter and posted a status with a lot of national flags.
Vivek Rajan Ggnihotri tweeted the letter issued by Amit Shah on the new declaration by saying, “This is the beginning of a #NewIndia. Kashmir is a Union Territory now.”
Here are all the tweets and reactions of our Bollywood stars: