'Separatism, Stone Pelting Things Of The Past': Amit Shah Reacts To SC Verdict On Article 370 | Who Said What

In a big win for the Centre, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld the abrogation of Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah (PTI/File photo)

In a big win for the Centre, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld the abrogation of Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Delivering its verdict, the top court said that Article 370 was a temporary provision. The ruling came during the top court's hearing on a batch of petitions by the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the National Conference (NC) challenging the abrogation of Article 370.
Below are some of the major reactions to the verdict:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Today's Supreme Court verdict on the abrogation of Article 370 is historic and constitutionally upholds the decision taken by the Parliament of India on 5th August 2019; it is a resounding declaration of hope, progress and unity for our sisters and brothers in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. The Court, in its profound wisdom, has fortified the very essence of unity that we, as Indians, hold dear and cherish above all else. I want to assure the resilient people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh that our commitment to fulfilling your dreams remains unwavering. We are determined to ensure that the fruits of progress not only reach you but also extend their benefits to the most vulnerable and marginalised sections of our society who suffered due to Article 370. The verdict today is not just a legal judgment; it is a beacon of hope, a promise of a brighter future and a testament to our collective resolve to build a stronger, more united India. #NayaJammuKashmir
Home Minister Amit Shah
After the abrogation of #Article370, the rights of the poor and deprived have been restored, and separatism and stone pelting are now things of the past. The entire region now echoes with melodious music and cultural tourism. The bonds of unity have strengthened, and integrity with Bharat stands reinforced. It is once again the Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh that always belonged to our nation and will continue to be so. Under the leadership of PM @narendramodi Ji our government is committed to establishing lasting peace in J&K and Ladakh and the all-around development of the region. Whether it is boosting the local economy with new incentives, building state-of-the-art educational infrastructure, or empowering the poor with welfare benefits, we will continue to exert all our might for the region. #NayaJammuKashmir
Sajad Gani Lone, Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference
"The Supreme Court verdict on Article 370 is disappointing. Justice yet again eludes the people of J and K. Article 370 may have been legally obliterated but will always remain a part of our political aspirations. In the case of statehood the Supreme Court sidestepped even commenting on it, thus protecting the entire country from any future misuse, by citing precedence. Yet the same misuse was subtly endorsed in J&K. Let us hope at a future date Justice wakes up from its slumber of pretence."
Omar Abdullah, National Conference
"Disappointed but not disheartened. The struggle will continue. It took the BJP decades to reach here. We are also prepared for the long haul. #WeShallOvercome #Article370"
Mehbooba Mufti, People's Democratic Party
"We should not be disheartened. J&K has seen several ups and downs. SC's verdict stating Article 370 was a temporary provision, is not our defeat, but the defeat of the idea of India. I want to say this to the people of the country that many of you are celebrating this (verdict). Today J&K was converted into a jail, and all the shopkeepers were directed that they will not open their shops before 10 am. We were under house arrest. This is a political war which has been going on for ages, and a lot of people have sacrificed their lives for this. We will not leave this, we have to come together and fight."
Karti Chidambaram, Congress
"I hope govt will restore full statehood to Jammu and Kashmir and give opportunity to the people to elect their representatives..."
Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta
"5th August, 2019 and today’s date will go down in the history of India when a Himalayan constitutional blunder of the past with gigantic proportion is ultimately corrected by the Government...It is only the iron will of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi and resolute decisiveness and brilliant strategy of our Home Minister Shri Amit Shah which made this historical decision possible. The nation will ever remain indebted to them..."
Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM
"We are disappointed by this verdict. The nation has cheated the people of Kashmir after guaranteeing them special status under Article 370. Who is going to stop the BJP if they tomorrow decide to turn Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata into Union Territories?"
Karan Singh, Prince Regent of Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir and veteran Congress leader
Veteran #Congress leader and Maharaja Hari Singh's son #KaranSingh welcomed the #SupremeCourt’s verdict on #Article370 saying that it gives clarity and stability to the situation. Karan Singh also thanked the apex court for upholding the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution and ordering the Election Commission to hold elections in Jammu and Kashmir by September 30, 2024.
Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena (UBT)
"We welcome this decision because we supported the removal of Article 370. We hope the J&K elections will be held at the earliest. Before elections, if PoK is included, then this exercise can be held in the entire Kashmir."
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