Jammu and Kashmir is going to remain union territory for some time more as during the latest session of parliament the BJP led central government has shown no inclination to bring any bill for the restoration of statehood.

Similarly the assembly elections even for the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir are to be held not yet as the BJP unit of Jammu and Kashmir is waiting for the delimitation commission to complete its work as they expect Jammu region to get more assembly segments.

Restoration of statehood and Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir seem to be on hold as the BJP feels that both the Union Territories of Ladakh and J&K should remain under the direct control of the Union government in the present circumstances.

Recently, in the current session of Parliament, Srinagar MP and PAGD president Farooq Abdullah appealed to the BJP government to reconsider their decisions regarding J&K, including the division of the state into two Union Territories. He also advocated for the restoration of article 370, and cautioned BJP not to trample over the sentiments of people of Jammu and Kashmir who want to live as a single unit and not to be divided into two parts.

Farooq Abdullah said that dialogue was the only way out for any problem to be solved and suggested to the central government that they should not only talk to the people of Jammu and Kashmir but also to the agitating farmers and try to understand the crux of the problems to move ahead.

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