Govt scraps Articles 370: Jammu and Kashmir to be split into 2 Union Territories

Govt scraps Articles 370: Jammu and Kashmir to be split into 2 Union Territories
Govt scraps Articles 370: Jammu and Kashmir to be split into 2 Union Territories

Govt scraps Articles 370: Jammu and Kashmir to be split into 2 Union Territories

The central government scrap Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which grants a special status to the state of Jammu & Kashmir in the Union of India.

According to the Narendra Modi government proposal Ladakh will be a Union Territory without an assembly and Jammu and Kashmir will be a Union Territory with a legislature, similar to Delhi and Puducherry.

The decision to reorganize the state came after the Home Minister Amit Shah announced that Article 370 of the Constitution, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, will be scrapped.

What has changed in Jammu and Kashmir after end of Article 370

No longer a separate flag: Jammu and Kashmir will no longer have a separate flag. 

Governor's term ends: Governor's term will end. Simultaneously, the state police will remain in the jurisdiction of the center.

Legislative Assembly: Kashmir will be the Union Territory of the Legislative Assembly. The term of the Vidhan Sabha will be 5 years instead of 6 years.

There is no separate constitution of Kashmir: After the removal of Article 370, the special rights granted to Jammu and Kashmir are completely abolished. After this decision of the Central Government, the Indian Constitution will be fully implemented in Jammu and Kashmir.

People from outside state will also be able to get jobs: Any citizen of the country can now get a job in Jammu and Kashmir.

End of dual citizenship: Jammu and Kashmir will no longer have dual citizenship.

Anyone can buy property: Article 370 Now any citizen of the country outside the state will be able to buy property in Jammu and Kashmir.

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