Must Read News Articles-August 6th 2019

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J&K loses its special status, divided into two UTs

Ladakh will not have a legislature while Jammu & Kashmir will have one.

President’s Order scraps its predecessor and amends Article 370

The President’s notification of the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order of 2019 of August 5 amends Article 370 of the Indian Constitution and scraps The Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order of May 14, 1954.

Bills against lynching, honour killing passed

The Rajasthan Assembly passed two separate Bills against mob lynching and honour killing

Lok Sabha passes Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill

The Lok Sabha passed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 by a voice vote.

Lok Sabha passes transgender protection Bill

The Lok Sabha passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019 by a voice vote

External Affairs Minister Jaishankar to visit China ahead of Modi-Xi summit

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will travel to China on August 11 on a three-day visit ahead of the second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in India in October.

Scrapping J&K’s special status is the wrong way to an end

The special status of J&K was never meant to be permanent, but it should not have been scrapped without wider consultations

Piecing together Kashmir’s audacious road map

The new doctrine will have to persuade Jammu and Kashmir that greater integration with India holds promise

Jammu and Kashmir: an integration without integrity

More than forced homogenisation with India, Kashmir needs a moral disposition towards truth and honesty

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