The move by the BJP-led government broke new grounds on issues that had been left virtually untouched in more than 70 years. The Narendra Modi government on Monday made a monumental change to the status of Jammu and Kashmir

Through a Presidential Order, the government declared that Article 370 would cease to be operative, and specifically overrode a previous order that made Article 35A a part of the Constitution of India. This decision by the BJP-led government broke new grounds on issues that have been virtually untouched in last more than 70 years.

Needless to say, things in the valley will hardly remain the same after this. Here are a few ways of how situations are projected to be changed.

1. Jammu And Kashmir - Union Territory With Legislation

Once Parliament passes the relevant legislation, Jammu and Kashmir will be a Union Territory with legislation. This will give it similar status to the governments of Delhi and Puducherry, i.e. the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will have a legislature, from which a government will be chosen. This government, like the government of Delhi, will have no power over land or police.

2. Home Ministry To Have Greater Control Over J&K

Since union territories are federal territories with a much greater influence of the Union Government, the Ministry of Home Affairs will, therefore, have much greater power and control over every aspect of life and governance in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

This means Jammu and Kashmir will be ruled by a Lieutenant Governor, who would be in close step with the Ministry of Home Affairs. This Lt Governor will be the ultimate governing authority who could choose to override the advice of the elected government.

3. People From All Over Country Closer To Being Able To Own Property In J&K

People from all over the country are now closer to having the right to buy and own property in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

Till now, only permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir had the right to own property in the state. And the power to decide who would qualify as a permanent resident was left in the hands of the Jammu and Kashmir government. This power was granted to the J&K government by Article 35A, which was repealed by Monday's Presidential Order.

The right of all Indians to own property in Jammu and Kashmir will require further official work, which would have to be operationalised once the Home Ministry takes charge of the Union Territory.

4. No Longer Part of J&K, Ladakh To Receive Specific Attention From Centre

Ladakh will now be able to seek specific attention from the Centre, now that its fate is no longer tied to Jammu and Kashmir.

The two districts of the Ladakh Division - Leh and Kargil - already enjoy some level of autonomy and are partially governed by Autonomous Hill Development Councils, which are likely to be allowed to continue their functioning.

5. People In Ladakh Will No Longer Vote In Any Assembly Elections

Ladakh will no longer have Assembly elections. The only elections people of the region will vote in will be Lok Sabha elections.

Earlier BJP MP from Ladakh, Tsering Namgyal had said that Kashmir always treated Ladakh as 'stepmother'.

"Political parties in Kashmir have always discriminated Ladakh as a part of their state, be it in the area of development, funding, and employment. Kashmir has always treated Ladakh as a step-mother," Namgyal had said.