J&K loses its special status, divided into two UTs

President of India has promulgated the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order,2019.  The order effectively abrogates the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir under the provision of Article 370 whereby provisions of the Constitution which were applicable to other states were not applicable to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The Presidential Order has extended… Continue reading J&K loses its special status, divided into two UTs

The Article of Contention: Why Article 35A has always been controversial

Article 35A of the Indian Constitution empowers Jammu and Kashmir  legislature to define state’s permanent residents and their special rights and privileges. The law was inserted in the Constitution through a Presidential order of 1954 instead of a parliamentary amendment under Article 368. The law related to Permanent Residency was drawn from the state subject… Continue reading The Article of Contention: Why Article 35A has always been controversial

India can repeal Article 370 at will: Centre

The government has said that Article 370 is a temporary provision in the Constitution and Article 35A was added through a Constitution order issued by the President of India. The government has also said that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and matters relating to the Constitution are internal and entirely for… Continue reading India can repeal Article 370 at will: Centre

Scrap 370,35A says Rajnath,targets Omar

Union Home Minister has said that Articles 370 and Article 35A should be reviewed and scrapped. This statement came after National Conference leader had said that his party will bring back the autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir that could include having a Sadar-e-Riyasat(President) and Wazir-e-Azam(Prime Minister). J&K had its own Sadar-e-Riyasat(President) and Wazir-e-Azam(Prime Minister) until… Continue reading Scrap 370,35A says Rajnath,targets Omar

Arun Jaitley says Article 35A is curbing J&K’s progress

Union Finance Minister has said that Article 35A is constitutionally vulnerable and is an impediment to the economic development of Jammu and Kashmir. Article 35-A was incorporated in the Constitution in 1954 through Presidential order.It gives the Jammu and Kashmir Legislature a complete freedom to decide,who are all ‘Permanent Residents’ of the State. Article 35-A… Continue reading Arun Jaitley says Article 35A is curbing J&K’s progress

Supreme Court to hear challenge to Article 35A from Feb 26-28

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the plea challenging the validity of the Article 35-A, that gives special rights and privileges to the Jammu and Kashmir natives. Article 35-A was incorporated in the Constitution in 1954 through Presidential order.It gives the Jammu and Kashmir Legislature a complete freedom to decide, who are all ‘Permanent… Continue reading Supreme Court to hear challenge to Article 35A from Feb 26-28