Murmu, Mathur appointed Lt Governors of Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh

The President's rule imposed in undivided Jammu and Kashmir was revoked today following the State's bifurcation into Union territories, but the Central rule will continue for an indefinite period through the Lieutenant Governor (LG) in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.

President Ram Nath Kovind issued two separate notifications this morning -- the first revoking the President's rule in undivided Jammu and Kashmir and subsequently, taking over the control of the administration of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, which will be controlled through the LG now.

The two Union territories come into existence today after the Central government, on 5 August, decided to abrogate the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and create the UTs on 31 October.

'In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 356 of the Constitution, I, Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, hereby revoke the proclamation issued by me under the said Article on 19th December, 2018 in relation to the State of Jammu and Kashmir,' the first notification said.

In the second notification, Kovind said Article 356 of the Constitution, under which President's rule was imposed in a state, was not applicable to the UTs and the provision in case of failure of the constitutional machinery with regard to the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, which has a legislature, was governed by section 73 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019.