What all changed after J&K officially bifurcated into 2 UTs? | Master Stroke

31 Oct 2019 10:51 PM

What all changed after J&K officially bifurcated into 2 UTs? | Master Stroke

Updated 31 Oct 2019 10:51 PM

 Jammu and Kashmir ceased to exist as a state from midnight Thursday, and its official bifurcation into two Union Territories - of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, has taken effect.

The state has been officially divided into the two Union Territories pursuant to the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019, which the government passed in Parliament on August 5. 

Girish Chandra Murmu on Thursday took oath as the first Lt. Governor of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The oath was administered by Chief Justice of J&K High Court, Gita Mittal.
IAS officer Girish Chandra Murmu had arrived in Srinagar on Wednesday. 

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