NEW DELHI: Indian authorities on Monday revoked special status granted to the occupied valley of Kashmir which has caused unrest in the valley as a curfew was imposed earlier today.
According to Indian media, a presidential order has been implemented which has repealed the article-370 of the Indian constitution, by adding that it has revoked the special status granted to the occupied Kashmir.
It is pertinent to mention here that the article-370 of the Indian constitution is a ‘temporary provision’ which grants special autonomous status to the occupied valley which has been revoked.
The bill was proposed in Rajya Sabha by Interior Minister Amit Shah while opposition protested and caused a ruckus in the house to oppose the bill.
Earlier today, Indian Authorities locked down Occupied Kashmir and imposed a curfew for an indefinite period in the valley.
According to Kashmir media service, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Indian government has locked down several Hurriyat leaders in their homes including two former chief ministers and deployed thousands of additional troops in the valley.
The authorities have also seized various key roads of the valley and suspended communications services in the valley.
On the other hand, the authorities have also ordered to shut schools, colleges and other educational institutes of the valley while also postponed scheduled examinations in the Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK).