J&K ceases to be a state; two new UTs come into being

   THE NEWS INDIA 24/7 NATIONAL NEWS NETWORK…(Srinagar)Oct 31: In an important milestone in the history of J&K, the state was officially bifurcated into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh – on the intervening night of October 30-31.

The creation of the UTs of J&K and Ladakh coincides with the birth anniversary of country’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who is credited with the merger of over 560 princely states into the Union of India.

IAS officers Girish Chandra Murmu and RK Mathur, who have been appointed the new Lieutenant Governors (L-G) for the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh respectively, will be sworn in at separate functions in Srinagar and Leh on Thursday by Chief Justice of J&K High Court Gita Mittal.

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