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Key takeaways from PM Narendra Modi's grand plans for Jammu and Kashmir

Aug 08, 2019, 09.25 PM (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed the nation during which he sought to explain how the Centre's move to end Jammu and Kashmir's special status and split the state into two Union Territories will benefit its residents in the long run. The PM began his speech by congratulating the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on the scrapping of special status to J&K and the state’s bifurcation. Hailing the beginning of a new era in Jammu Kashmir, PM Modi said the rights and duties of the two new Union territories would be the same as the entire nation now.