Mumbai: Soon after Home Minister Amit Shah announced that removal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, the decision was welcomed by all the people in the country including sport fraternity.
Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir, who is an East Delhi BJP MP, took to Twitter and congratulated the nation.
“We did what anyone else could not do. We have also waved our tricolour in Kashmir. Jai Hind! Congratulations India! Kashmir Mubarak!” Gambhir tweeted in Hindi.
Batsman Suresh Raina also welcomed the decision by calling it a ‘landmark move’.
“Landmark move – scrapping of #Article370! Looking forward to smoother, and more inclusive times. #JaiHind,” he wrote.
“The scrapping of #Article 370 is a glorious moment of pride and joy for the country. Congratulation to the country and countrymen for this moment of pride,” Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik tweeted in Hindi.
Former India cricket Mohammad Kaif wrote: “Here’s to more inclusiveness. May there be peace and love. #Article370.”
Even many other bollywood celebrities also welcomed the decisions.
Notably, opposition like Congress, PDP we’re against the bill. Meanwhile, Amit Shah also moved the Jammu and Kashmir (Reorganisation) Bill, that converted the state into a Union Territory with the legislature, and hived off Ladakh region into another Union Territory without legislature.