Article 370

Article 370 to be revoked; J&K, Ladakh to be Union Territories

Home Minister Amit Shah proposed to remove all provisions of contentious Article 370 of the Indian constitution in the Rajya Sabha on Monday amid protests by the Opposition. Article 370 of the India Constitution gives a special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a crucial meeting of the high-powered Cabinet Committee on Security at his residence at the 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.

The government has also partially suspended mobile and internet services and imposed Section 144 in Jammu and Srinagar given the current situation in the Valley. Section 144 was imposed at 6 AM on Monday and security has been tightened to thwart any untoward incident after the Centre’s decision to revoke Article 370.

Riot control vehicles have also been kept on standby in some areas where the apprehension of law and order disturbances is more, say reports. Besides, schools and colleges have been closed until further notice. Top state leaders including National Conference chief Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti among others have been put under house arrest.

11.49 AM: The Constitution (Application To Jammu And Kashmir) Order

All the provisions of the Constitution, as amended from time to time, shall apply in relation to the State of Jammu and Kashmir and the exceptions and modifications subject to which they shall so apply shall be as follows:

To article 367, there shall be added the following clause, namely:

  • (4) For the purposes of this Constitution as it applies in relation to the State of Jammu and Kashmir
  • (a) References to this Constitution or to the provisions thereof shall be construed as references to the
  • Constitution or the provisions thereof as applied in relation to the said State;
  • (b) References to the person for the time being recognized by the President on the recommendation of
  • the Legislative Assembly of the State as the Sadar-i-Riyasat of Jammu and Kashmir, acting on the advice of
  • the Council of Ministers of the State for the time being in office shall be construed as references to the
  • Governor of Jammu and Kashmir;
  • (c) References to the Government of the said State shall be construed as including references to the
  • Governor of Jammu and Kashmir acting on the advice of his Council of Ministers; and
  • (d) In the proviso to clause (3) of Article 370 of this Constitution, the expression “Constituent Assembly of the State referred to in clause (2)” shall read “Legislative Assembly of the State”

Source : Business Today

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