India has announced to abrogate Articles 370 and 35A from its constitution, which gives special status and rights to the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The presidential order on 370 states that everything in the Indian Constitution will apply to Jammu and Kashmir.
The announcement was made by Indian Home Minister Amit Shah while addressing in Rajya Sabha, upper house of Indian parliament, today. Amit Shah also announced that Jammu and Kashmir would be re-organized geographically. Amit Shah said that President of India would abrogate all the clauses of the Article 370 through an ordinance.
Union Minister Amit Shah rises to speak and move the Jammu and Kashmir quota bill in the Rajya Sabha for the implementation of the 10 per cent Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota in Jammu and Kashmir. However, he is immediately interjected by Congress’ Ghulam Nabi Azad amid uproar in the House, who insists that the lockdown in the Valley and the detention of politicians be addressed first.
Article 35A of the constitution allows the legislature of Indian-administered Kashmir to define the state’s “permanent residents” and what distinguishes them. It applies to all of Indian-administered Kashmir, including Jammu and Ladakh.
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13 November, 2019