Recently, on Wednesday the government said that Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, is a brief procurement in the Constitution and Article 35A, which provides special rights to the residents of the state, was added through a Constitution order issued by the President of India.
While answering to a question on whether the withdrawal of Articles 370 and 35A will in some form infringe any United Nations administration or any international responsibility of the country, Mr Reddy said, “Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India. Matters relating to the Constitution of India are internal and entirely for the Indian Parliament to deal with. No foreign government or organisation has any locus standing in the matter.”
Home Minister Amit Shah had said that in the Lok Sabha that Article 370 was a “temporary provision.”
Article 370 of the Indian constitution is an article that addresses autonomous status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The article is composed in Part XXI of the Constitution: Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions.
The primary drafter of the Indian Constitution, Dr BR Ambedkar, rejected the draft Article 370 and eventually it was composed by Gopalaswami Ayyangar who was a minister without documents in the first Union Cabinet of India, besides a former Diwan to Maharajah Hari Singh of Jammu and Kashmir.
Facts that are there in Article 370 are:-
1- Dual citizenship to people living there.
2- The national flag there is different than of all other parts of India.
3- Jammu and Kashmir’s tenure of assembly are 6 years.
4- People outside Kashmir cannot but land there.
5- Indias highest court orders are not valid there.
ARTICLE 370 comes with advantages and disadvantages as Local brands are still running, Low settlement of people of other states in Kashmir, Low crime rate ( but high terrorism ). An advantage is there for J&K citizens as there are less competition and more opportunities for the citizens and also there is Lack of medical conveniences as there are scarce private hospitals and the provision of government hospitals are poor. Due to the absence of employment, youths enlist themselves in terrorism, No industrial sector available, Poor education and low GDP respectively.
Then, coming to a question widely surfing all over the internet these days whether Article 370 of the Indian Constitution be revoked?
The answer to this question is in two perspectives legal and political, both becoming a significant influence on national uprightness.