Article 370

The central government has stamped the much-anticipated decision to remove Article 370 from its portion of Jammu and Kashmir Monday.

What is happening in Jammu and Kashmir?

The BJP government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed Monday (5th August 2019) revoking Article 370 of India’s constitution, today, Union Home Minister Amit Shah proposed to end Article 370 from the state in the Rajya Sabha, which confers special rights to permanent residents of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Also, Jammu and Kashmir has also been divided into two states.

370 Constitution was implemented on 17 November 1956 in Kashmir. Now, Article 356 can also be used in Kashmir. It means, Presidential rule can be imposed.

Union Home minister, Amit Shah, says the long-standing rights that preceded India’s independence from British rule in 1947 were “temporary” and that the government would abolish them. Home Minister in Rajya Sabha says “I am presenting the resolution to revoke Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir except the first clause 370 (1)”.

What is changing in India’s Jammu and Kashmir

  • Now any citizen of the country will be able to purchase property in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • There will no longer separate flag in Jammu and Kashmir. That means the national flag will remain tricolor.
  • Now there will be no double citizenship in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Jammu and Kashmir will now be a separate state but a union territory.
  • Kashmir will be the Union Territory.
  • The term of the Assembly will be 5 years instead of 6 years.
  • Special state status of Jammu and Kashmir ended.
  • Ladakh was declared a separate union territory.
  • Laws like RTI and CAG will also apply here.
  • Any citizen of the country can now get a job in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Special rights given to Jammu and Kashmir completely abolished after removal of Article 370.
  • People from the rest of the country can win educational scholarships in the region.
  • The post of governor will end. With this, the police of the state will remain under the jurisdiction of the center.

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