India, Sept. 15 -- More than a year after article 370 - which gave somewhat special status to Jammu and Kashmir - was abolished, and the state was bifurcated into two Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, the decision has "brought about socio-economic development" in the region, Union home ministry said on Tuesday.

Responding to a query from AIMIM leader Asadudin Owaisi, wherein he asked about the impact of August 5, 2019 decision, Union minister of state (home) G Kishan Reddy informed the Lok Sabha that the decision has "fully integrated J&K and Ladakh into the mainstream of the nation".

As a result, all the rights enshrined in the Constitution of India and benefits of all the central Laws that were being enjoyed by other ...