People celebrated the Narendra Modi government’s decision by distributing sweets, bursting crackers and dancing to the beat of drums in several parts of the country including Bhopal, Shimla, Jammu, , Chandigarh, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
In Ladakh, celebrations broke out when the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019 tabled in Rajya Sabha. People in different parts of the region danced to the tune of drum beats and distributed sweets when the news of scrapping of Article 370 flashed on TV screens.
Displaced Kashmiris celebrated the Centre’s decision at Cyber City in Gurugram. President of the Kashmiri Samiti in Delhi, Sumeer Chrungoo described it a historic decision and said the minority community of Kashmiri Pandits will benefit from this move.
Leading film personalities also hailed the abrogation of Article 370. Actors Kangana Ranaut, Anupam Kher, Paresh Rawal, Dia Mirza, Gul Panag and filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri voiced their support to the government’s move. Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir congratulated the Central Government for abolishing Article 370 that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
Industry leaders have also hailed the government’s decision saying the historic move will not only empower its people but make India stronger.