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Article 370 scrapped in Jammu and Kashmir: Kangana Ranaut, Paresh Rawal and other celebs react

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 August 2019, 02:53 PM
Paresh Rawal and Kangana Ranaut.
Paresh Rawal and Kangana Ranaut.

On Monday, the Government of India, in a historic move decided to repeal Article 370 of the constitution which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The government also decided to bifurcate the state into two Union Territories. Shortly thereafter, members of the Indian film fraternity took to social media to share their opinions on this decision. 

Kangana Ranaut said, "Scrapping of article 370 was long due, it is a historic step in the direction of terrorism free nation, I have been emphasising on this for the longest time, and I knew if any one could achieve this impossible feat that is Mr Modi, he is not only a visionary he has the required courage and strength of character to make unthinkable a reality  ... I congratulate entire Bharat including JnK on this historic day, we are together looking at a very bright future."

Chetan Bhagat tweeted, "Said this 5years ago and I guess the time has finally come. One Country, One system. #OneCountryOneSystem #Article370." He added, "August 5, 2019. Kashmir is finally free. Free to grow, free to make a future. #Article370 goes. #OneCountryOneSystem."

Actor Anupam Kher wrote a few hours ago, “The Kashmir solution has begun.’’

Director Madhur Bhandarkar wrote on Twitter, ''Wow Historic Moment. Article 370 going Very brave move  @narendramodi ji @AmitShah ji #KashmirParFinalFight."

Sophie Choudhry, earlier in the day, had also tweeted, "Just cos I said praying for peace and safety of everyone in Kashmir, some of you out there think I’m not with our government or I’m anti-national..what kind of logic is this?!! So according to you if one wants people to be safe that makes us anti-national?!God help u!"

Paresh Rawal hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi by sharing an old throwback picture of the leader sitting in protest to revoke Article 370. He captioned the picture saying, "Sau sau Salaam aapko !", below. He further tweeted, "Today is the true and complete independence of our motherland.Today  in the true sense of the word INDIA becomes ONE !!! jai Hind. (sic)"

Kunal Kohli tweeted, "The argument that the scrapping of #Article370 #Article35A is unconstitutional doesn’t hold.If at a time it was fair to apply it,It’s fair to remove it when it isn’t working. It was never meant to be permanent. Can’t get diff results doing the same thing."

''What the hell us happening ??? May Allah keep every one safe! In Kashmir,'' wrote actor Guauhar Khan.

''This too shall pass,” wrote Zaira, who hails from J&K, and recently announced her retirement from the film industry.

First Published: Monday, August 05, 2019 02:51 PM
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