Explained:What is Instrument of Accession

News:From 2020,the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will have a public holiday on October 26 for the first time.This day will be observed as Accession Day. Facts: Background: According to the Indian Independence Act,1947,British India was divided into India and Pakistan and the roughly 580 princely states that had signed subsidiary alliances with the… Continue reading Explained:What is Instrument of Accession

Home Ministry pulls out original instrument of accession to support Article 370 move

Home ministry officials has said that the Instrument of Accession signed with 562 princely states during the time of Independence was similar to the one signed with J&K. This statement was made to provide a legal basis for the amendment to Article 370 taking away the special status of Jammu & Kashmir. They said that… Continue reading Home Ministry pulls out original instrument of accession to support Article 370 move