India gets new map with Union Territories of J&K, Ladakh

The Centre on Saturday released a new map of India with the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

The map showcasing 28 states and nine Union Territories released two days after Jammu and Kashmir was officially bifurcated into the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

On August 5, the government revoked Article 370 that gave special status to J&K and bifurcated the state into two UTs – Jammu and Kashmir with a legislature and Ladakh without legislature.

The Union ministry of home affairs issued a notification regarding the new map with the details of the boundaries of the newly-created Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The new map also shows three districts — Muzaffarabad, Punch and Mirpur — which are under Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Ladakh has two districts of Kargil and Leh and the rest of the former state of Jammu and Kashmir is in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Union minister Jitendra Singh also tweeted the new map of India. “New Map showing the Union Territories of #Jammu & #Kashmir and #Ladakh , as these exist after 31st October, 2019 (sic),” Singh posted along with the picture of the map.

Girish Chandra Murmu, a 1985-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Gujarat cadre took oath as the first Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. On the same day, Radha Krishna Mathur was sworn-in as the first Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh.

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