The Lok Sabha, the lower house of India's parliament, has passed an amendment to the legislation to divide the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories, ONA reports citing BBC.
Lok Sabha, the lower house of India's parliament, has passed an amendment to divide the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.
According to the official Twitter account of the parliament's lower house, 367 members of parliament voted in favour of the amendment, while 67 said 'no' to the initiative.
On Monday, the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of India's bicameral parliament, passed a law called the Reorganisation Bill to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir state into two federally administered entities. On 5 August India scraped Article 370 of the national constitution which granted special autonomy status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir and submitted legislation to parliament to divide the state into two federally administered territories. Pakistan responded by saying that India's move could not be allowed to change the status of the territory which is preserved according to the UN Security Council's resolutions.