PM Modi To Address Nation At 8 pm Today On Centre's Kashmir Decision

PM Modi is likely to explain the government's decision of abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

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PM Modi To Address Nation At 8 pm Today On Centre's Kashmir Decision

PM Modi's last national address was during the Lok Sabha elections. (File)


New Delhi: 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 8 pm today during which he is expected to explain government's decisions on abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir and splitting the state into two union territories, sources have said.

The last time he addressed the nation was on March 27 during the Lok Sabha elections when he announced that India had demonstrated anti-satellite missile (A-Sat) capability by shooting down a live satellite.

The Parliament on Tuesday approved a resolution abrogating special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution. It also cleared a bill to split the state into two union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Both Houses of Parliament voted with two-thirds majority.

The prime minister's address comes days before the customary address to the nation on Independence Day from the Red Fort.
 



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