Govt Releases New Map of India With Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh After removing Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and making Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh a new union territory, the Government of India has announced a new map of the country.
After the announcement of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019, the State of Jammu and Kashmir was restructured on 31st October 2019, as the new Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory and the new Ladakh Union Territory.
Two days after Jammu and Kashmir was officially bifurcated into the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, the Union Home Ministry on Saturday released the new political map of the country showing 28 states and nine Union Territories.
Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday transitioned from a state into the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh — nearly three months after Parliament revoked the state’s special status by abrogating Article 370. On the recommendation of the Parliament, President Ram Nath Kovind effectively abrogated Article 370 from the Indian Constitution and issued the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, in August.
Kargir and Leh are two districts in the new Ladakh Sangh state area, and the rest of Jammu and Kashmir state is in the new Jammu and Kashmir state union territory.
In 1947, Jammu and Kashmir had 14 districts. Kathua, Jammu, Udhampur, Riyasi, Anantnag, Baramula, Poonch, Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Leh and Ladakh, Gilgit, Gilgit Vajrat, Chilhas and Tribal Territory.
By the coming 2019, the state government of Jammu and Kashmir has reorganized these 14 district areas and made 28 districts. The new district names are: Kupwara, Bandipur, Ganderbal, Srinagar, Budgam, Pulwama, Shupian, Kulgam, Rajouri, Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar, Samba and Kargil.
From these, Kargil district was created by separating it from the area of Leh and Ladakh districts. Leh and Kargil districts are merged in the new Ladakh Sangh state area through Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization 2019.
A map prepared by the Surveyor General of India showing the new maps of New Jammu and Kashmir Sangh State Region, New Ladakh Sangh State Region, India, created on 31st October 2019, is shown here.
From these the Kargil district was created separately from the district area of Leh and Ladakh. Leh and Kargil districts are merged in the new Ladakh Sangh state area through Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization 2019.
It is pertinent to mention that the Modi government of the Center, on August 5, 2019, removed historic Articles 370 and 35-A of the Indian Constitution.
Subsequently, under the reorganization of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, from October 31, 2019, the system of two Union Territories has come into place.
It may be recalled that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is gradually normalizing at present. The Home Ministry is constantly monitoring. Every day somebody is being given some level of relaxation in need of someone.
The government’s decision was heavily opposed. This decision has been strongly opposed by Jammu and Kashmir leaders and Congress. It was also described as undemocratic and unconstitutional. Because of this, many petitions have also been filed in the Supreme Court.
As well as this decision Pakistan has spoken a lot. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has been poisoning India’s decision all over the world. What is different is that they had no success.
All 28 State list of India:
1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Arunachal Pradesh
9. Himachal Pradesh
13. Madhya Pradesh
23. Tamil Nadu
26. Uttar Pradesh
28. West Bengal
On the recommendation of Parliament, the President effectively dismantled Article 370 of the Indian Constitution and gave assent to the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019.
Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and supervision of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir has been reorganised as the new Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the new Union Territory of Ladakh on October 31, 2019, the statement said.
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