Article 370 had provided a unique status to Jammu and Kashmir, allowing it a certain degree of autonomy in its governance. The special status granted under Article 370 had been a topic of debate and discussion for many years.
In August 2019, the Government of India, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, took a significant step by abrogating Article 370 and Article 35A through a presidential order and a subsequent parliamentary resolution. This move led to the reorganization of the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two separate Union Territories: Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
The abrogation of Article 370 was met with mixed reactions, with some supporting the government’s decision as a measure to integrate Jammu and Kashmir more closely with the rest of India, while others criticized it for its potential impact on the region’s autonomy.
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Article 370 granted special autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir, allowing the state its own constitution and decision-making powers, except in defense, communications, and foreign affairs. The abrogation raised concerns about the loss of this autonomy and the potential impact on the region’s distinct identity.
The constitutional validity of the government’s move was questioned. Some argued that the abrogation required the consent of the state government, which was inoperative at that time due to the imposition of President’s Rule in the state.
The decision faced legal challenges, with petitions filed in the Supreme Court questioning the constitutionality of the government’s actions. Concerns were raised about the potential precedents such a move could set for altering the special status of other states.
The region has a history of political and social unrest. Critics of the government’s decision expressed concerns that the move could lead to increased tensions and security challenges in the area.