Country’s sporting fraternity on Monday led by cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir congratulated the Central Government for abolishing Article 370 that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
Home Minister Amit Shah moved the resolution on Article 370 and a separate bill to bifurcate the state into two separate union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
“Whatever we could do, we have shown it. Kashmir has also trimmed its tricolor! Jai Hind ! Congratulations India! Happy Mister! @narendramodi @AmitShah,” Gambhi, who is a BJP MP, originally tweeted in hindi.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 5, 2019
His former India teammate Suresh Raina termed it as a “landmark move”.
“Landmark move – scrapping of #Article370! Looking forward to smoother, and more inclusive times. #JaiHind,” Raina wrote.
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) August 5, 2019
Another former cricketer Mohammad Kaif added: “Here’s to more inclusiveness. May there be peace and love. #Article370.”
Here’s to more inclusiveness. May there be peace and love. #Article370
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 5, 2019
Former India women’s cricket team captain Anjum Chopra tweeted: “The scrapping of #Article370 is certainly a good and bold move. Loss of lives and uncertainty in the valley has to be addressed someday. #JammuAndKashmir @AmitShah @BJP4India.”
— Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) August 5, 2019
Boxer Manoj Kumar also shared his views on the issue.
“Final judgments on Kashmir from Article 370 of Kashmir and 35 A. Honourable @AmitShah Many knockouts from the 1st punch of GK #AmitShah The other Sardar Patel of the country is Patel,” he tweeted in hindi.
कश्मीर पर फ़ाइनल फ़ैसला कश्मीर से अनुच्छेद-370 और 35 ए खत्म।
माननीय @AmitShah जी के 1 ही पंच से कई नाकआउट। #AmitShah जी देश के दूसरे सरदार पटेल।#Article370 #KashmirHamaraHai #KashmirMeinTiranga @ZeeNews @aajtak @KirenRijiju @CNNnews18 pic.twitter.com/5lDWr1stJZ
— Manoj Kumar 🇮🇳 (@BoxerManojkr) August 5, 2019
Wrestler Geeta Phogat also took to twitter to share her thoughts on the historic move.
“Independent India, a historic decision, unbroken India. Thanks to the Government of India for this historic step #Article370#KashmirParFinalFight,” she wrote.
— geeta phogat (@geeta_phogat) August 5, 2019