Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Time for the government to take bold decisions in the interests of the country

Dr KK Aggarwal

In what can be truly described as a historic and bold decision, yesterday the government of India revoked Article 370 of the Constitution, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Now, Jammu and Kashmir is no longer a state; instead it has been divided into two Union Territories (UTs): J&K and Ladakh.

UT in Ladakh will have no legislature like Chandigarh, while the UT of Jammu and Kashmir will have a legislature similar to that in Delhi and Puducherry.

This is indeed a bold step taken by the government and they should stick to it.

The government also passed the NMC Bill, despite the opposition it faced from others including the medical fraternity. Last week, the Triple Talaq Bill was also passed by the Parliament.

It is time for the government to take such bold decisions; there will be some in favor, some who would oppose them.

But the interests of the country should be foremost.

Dr KK Aggarwal
Padma Shri Awardee
President Elect Confederation of Medical Associations in Asia and Oceania   (CMAAO)
Group Editor-in-Chief IJCP Publications
President Heart Care Foundation of India
Past National President IMA

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