J&K – The issues around the state

Article 370 not a temporary provision, says Supreme Court

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Mains Paper 2: Polity | Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions & basic structure

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Article 370 & 35A of the Constitution

Mains level: Issues related to the special status of J&K


News

Clearing air on Article 370

  1. The Supreme Court has said that Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir is not a temporary provision
  2. The apex court said that in its earlier verdict of 2017 in the SARFAESI case, it has been already held that Article 370 was “not a temporary provision”
  3. Article 370 of the Indian constitution is an article that gives autonomous status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir
  4. The article is drafted in Part XXI of the Constitution: Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions

Article 35A also in question

  1. Other matters pending before the apex court relate to Article 35 A of the Constitution
  2. Article 35A of the Indian Constitution is an article that empowers the Jammu and Kashmir state’s legislature to define “permanent residents” of the state and provide special rights and privileges to those permanent residents
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