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J&K Reorganisation Bill aimed at reducing regional disparity: UAE 

UAE ambassador speaks to media in Delhi. (Courtesy: Siddhant Sibbal) Photograph:( WION )

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 06, 2019, 07.22 PM (IST)

Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 is aimed at reducing regional disparity and improving efficiency, said Dr Ahmad Al Banna, the UAE ambassador to India. 

''UAE has taken note of the Indian government’s decision of non-operationalisation of some sections of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution related to the state of Jammu and Kashmir,'' says Dr Ahmad Al Banna, the UAE ambassador to India, was quoted as saying.

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The reorganisation of states is not a unique incident in the history of independent India and that it was mainly aimed at reducing regional disparity and improving efficiency, he said.

It is an internal matter as stipulated by the Indian Constitution.

The government on Monday revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and proposed that the state be bifurcated into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

The revoking of Article 370 was supported by several parties in the Rajya Sabha on Monday including Chandrababu Naidu-Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Mayawati's BSP, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's AAP, AIADMK, AGP, Akali Dal and RPI.

However, the Congress, CPM, CPI, DMK, SP, IUML and KC(M) voted against the resolution as the JD(U), TMC and NCP walked out the Rajya Sabha.

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The government on Monday revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and proposed that the state be bifurcated into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.