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The BJP-led Central government converted Jammu and Kashmir into a Union Territory with the legislature, while hiving off Ladakh as a separate Union Territory without legislature.

Kashmir has been on the edge in the wake of a massive security build-up. Leaders of all major political parties in the state met here on Sunday and urged India and Pakistan not to take any step which may disturb the peace and escalate tensions between the two countries.

Centre’s announcement follows a major security build-up in border state and govt advisories asking pilgrims to Amarnath Yatra and tourists to leave Kashmir immediately.

Scrapping of Article 370 means that any person from any part of the country can purchase land in Jammu and Kashmir. Also, any student from any part of the country can seek scholarship in state universities and will be treated at par with local youths for appointment in government jobs.

Making a statement in Rajya Sabha, Amit Shah said that the resolution will come into effect after the President gives his assent and it is notified by the central government.

Indian Army and Indian Air Force have been put on high alert, following revoking of Article 370 and other decisions announced by the Centre.

The Centre on Monday declared Jammu and Kashmir as a Union Territory with legislature. Under the Jammu and Kashmir Re-organisation Bill, Ladakh will be taken out of the state and will be a Union Territory without legislature.

Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Monday decided to delay Zero Hour submissions listed for the day due to scheduled "Urgent Legislative Business"

PDP's Rajya Sabha lawmaker Nazir Ahmad Laway has given Zero Hour notice in the Upper House over Kashmir issue. The PDP MPs were seen wearing black bands on their right hands.