Several Bollywood celebrities have reacted to Home Minister Amit Shah’s announcement that the Narendra Modi government intends to repeal Article 370 of the Constitution, which grants special status to the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Actors such as Kangana Ranaut, Dia Mirza, Pooja Bedi, Zaira Wasim, Anupam Kher, Raveena Tandon, Sanjay Suri, director Onir, writer Chetan Bhagat and others have taken to Twitter to share their opinions about the developing story.
If we wish 2 C a terror free #Kashmir ,a bustling thriving Kashmir we can buy&invest in, that no longer financially— Pooja Bedi (@poojabeditweets) August 5, 2019
drains the rest of th country, this is clearly a step in that direction. 54% of j&k revenue came from Central Grant's according to this report.#KashmirIntegrated pic.twitter.com/PITQKGY5CE
This too shall pass! #Kashmir— Zaira Wasim (@ZairaWasimmm) August 4, 2019
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Kashmir Solution has begun.🇮🇳— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) August 4, 2019
Stay safe one and all in #JammuKashmir— sanjay suri (@sanjaysuri) August 4, 2019
Anxiously waiting to know what’s happening in #Kashmir . Can’t imagine an entire state being put under this uncertainty. We cannot have another era of violence . Just hoping and praying … this night of distress is over and clarity and peace would surface .#StandwithKashmir— Onir (@IamOnir) August 5, 2019
The move, as well as the possibility of J&K being bifurcated into two Union Territories, has been met with criticism by the opposition, and several Kashmiri leaders such as Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah have been put under house arrest. Tensions arose in J&K after a security incident.