India New map : Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh boundary set
Since November 2, the government has announced a notification that new borders of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have been set. On October 31, both these Union Territories came into existence. The government has also announced a new map. With this, there are now 28 States and 9 Union Territories in India.
There are many instances in India when a Union Territory has been converted into a State and the State has been divided into two States. But this is the first time that a state has been changed into two Union Territories.
It may be recalled that Girish Chandra Murmu has taken over as the LG of Jammu and Kashmir and RK Mathur of Ladakh. In this connection two separate swearing-in ceremonies were organized in Srinagar and Leh. Jammu and Kashmir High Court Chief Justice Geeta Mittal had both sworn in.