President Ram Nath Kovind gives his assent to The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind gives his assent to The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019. The Bill was passed by the Parliament in the recently concluded first session of the 17th Lok Sabha to bifurcate the state into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh without one.

Notwithstanding the controversy, the Bill was passed in the Parliament on Tuesday with the Lok Sabha giving its nod after a little over seven hours discussion. The Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha a day before.