A STUDY OF THE REVOCATION OF ARTICLE 370 OF THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION
By Akshita Kesharwani & Raj Singh
An enthusiastic wave was seen among the framers of the Constitution to make the country sovereign, peaceful, and safeguard the rights of the citizens. Constitutional laws played an influential role in bringing the judicial system on track with the prime motive to simplify the complex situations of the country. But Article 370 proved to be one of the controversial issues in history because of Jammu and Kashmir’s separate constitution, a state flag, and its self-governing state. Article 370 of the Constitution talks about special status given to residents of Jammu and Kashmir and who are permanent residents of that state and provide them exclusive rights which are no available to rest Indians. Article 370 of the Constitution with respect to the special status of Jammu and Kashmir contained a ‘temporary provision’. Now, as we all know, the Government has abolished Article 370. Through this paper, an attempt is made to review the constitutional evolution of the enactment of Article 370 and a comparison of the legal status of Jammu and Kashmir in light of the abolition of Article 370. The paper also talks about the reason behind its abrogation and various economic and political implications.
Keywords: Article 370, Jammu and Kashmir, Constitution of India, abrogation of Article 370
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