On Monday, the Government of India, in a historic move decided to repeal Article 370 of the constitution which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The government also decided to bifurcate the state into two Union Territories. Shortly thereafter, members of the Indian film fraternity took to social media to share their opinions on this decision.
Kangana Ranaut said, "Scrapping of article 370 was long due, it is a historic step in the direction of terrorism free nation, I have been emphasising on this for the longest time, and I knew if any one could achieve this impossible feat that is Mr Modi, he is not only a visionary he has the required courage and strength of character to make unthinkable a reality ... I congratulate entire Bharat including JnK on this historic day, we are together looking at a very bright future."
Chetan Bhagat tweeted, "Said this 5years ago and I guess the time has finally come. One Country, One system. #OneCountryOneSystem #Article370." He added, "August 5, 2019. Kashmir is finally free. Free to grow, free to make a future. #Article370 goes. #OneCountryOneSystem."
Actor Anupam Kher wrote a few hours ago, “The Kashmir solution has begun.’’
Kashmir Solution has begun.ð®ð³— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) August 4, 2019
Director Madhur Bhandarkar wrote on Twitter, ''Wow Historic Moment. Article 370 going Very brave move @narendramodi ji @AmitShah ji #KashmirParFinalFight."
Just cos I said praying for peace and safety of everyone in Kashmir, some of you out there think I’m not with our government or I’m anti-national..what kind of logic is this?!! So according to you if one wants people to be safe that makes us anti-national?!ðŸ¤”ðŸ™ˆðŸ¤¨God help u!— Sophie C (@Sophie_Choudry) August 5, 2019
Paresh Rawal hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi by sharing an old throwback picture of the leader sitting in protest to revoke Article 370. He captioned the picture saying, "Sau sau Salaam aapko !", below. He further tweeted, "Today is the true and complete independence of our motherland.Today in the true sense of the word INDIA becomes ONE !!! jai Hind. (sic)"
Sau sau Salaam aapko ! pic.twitter.com/OnFcMlM5T0— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) August 5, 2019
Kunal Kohli tweeted, "The argument that the scrapping of #Article370 #Article35A is unconstitutional doesn’t hold.If at a time it was fair to apply it,It’s fair to remove it when it isn’t working. It was never meant to be permanent. Can’t get diff results doing the same thing."
The argument that the scrapping of #Article370 #Article35A is unconstitutional doesn’t hold.If at a time it was fair to apply it,It’s fair to remove it when it isn’t working. It was never meant to be permanent. Can’t get diff results doing the same thing.— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) August 5, 2019
''What the hell us happening ??? May Allah keep every one safe! In Kashmir,'' wrote actor Guauhar Khan.
What the hell us happening ??? May Allah keep every one safe ! In Kashmir https://t.co/bVicpsYOO7— Gauahar Khan (@GAUAHAR_KHAN) August 5, 2019
''This too shall pass,” wrote Zaira, who hails from J&K, and recently announced her retirement from the film industry.
This too shall pass! #Kashmir— Zaira Wasim (@ZairaWasimmm) August 4, 2019