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Government abolished Article 370

Published on August 05, 2019
On 5 August 2019, the central government abolished article 370 and article 35A which gives special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The state is divided between two union territories - Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
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What is Article 35A?

  • Article 35A, which was incorporated in the Constitution by a 1954 Presidential Order, gives special rights and privileges to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Article 35A denies property rights to a woman who got married to a person residing out of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Further, this section disallows the state government from hiring non-residents of the Jammu and Kashmir state. It also disallows non-residents to own immovable property in the state. 
  • Non-resident can not join any professional college run by the state government

What is Article 370?

  • Incorporated in the Constitution on October 17, 1949, Article 370 exempts J&K from the Indian Constitution and allows it to draft its own Constitution. All the provisions of the Constitution which are applicable to other states are not applicable to J-K.
  • Article 370 grants special autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir and is also temporary in nature.

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