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The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019

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The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 was introduced in Rajya Sabha by the Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Amit Shah on August 5, 2019. The Bill provides for reorganisation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir into the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh.

The Bill reorganises the state of Jammu and Kashmir into:

(i) the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir with a legislature, and

(ii) the Union Territory of Ladakh without a legislature. 

The Union Territory of Ladakh will comprise Kargil and Leh districts, and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will comprise the remaining territories of the existing state of Jammu and Kashmir. 

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