There is surprise. There's happiness. But there are also concerns. There's no one word to describe the mood of Jammu.
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This is a carpe-diem moment for fashion designers in the UTs, to celebrate their cultural identity, educate about their roots and tell their rich textile story in designs that go beyond the pheran.
Article 370 gave corruption and cruelty only: Kashmir made slaves of us Dogras and Jammu. This tyranny had to end
Kashmir's leaders ruined their region with militancy, were cruelly indifferent to Ladakh and totally oppressive to Jammu. It's time for that to change and us Dogras to regain our voice.
With Article 370, Ladakh was treated like Kashmir's colony: We were forced to use Urdu. Our welfare became a joke
With Ladakh finally declared a union territory, its people are ecstatic. We Ladakhis always felt closer to Delhi. Now we will get development and enjoy peace without someone else's hassles.
Ladakh is finally free after Article 370: Kashmir humiliated us and snatched our funds. We never wanted to be with them
The removal of Article 370 means Ladakh is finally free of Kashmir and can be a Union Territory. The Ladakhis are thrilled for this means real development, denied to us thus far by Kashmir.
Learning from past violence over Afzal Guru and Burhan Wani, the govt maintained tight secrecy, moved troops into the state in advance and restricted rumour-mongers.
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