It is a law that grants special autonomous status to Jammu & Kashmir.
This article specifies that except for Defence, Foreign Affairs, Communications and ancillary matters the Indian Parliament needs the State government's concurrence for applying all other laws.Thus the state's residents lived under a separate set of laws,including those related to citizenship,ownership of property, and fundamental rights,as compared to other Indians.
For the last few weeks this Article 370 of the Indian Constitution has been attracting the attention of the people who keep track of news through print and electronic media.And this is not the first time.It comes into limelight after the intervals of months and years.
BJP states that J&K has no benefit from it.But the National conference has been advocating its continuation on the ground that it is the bridge between this state and the Indian Union.
Last year on Dec 1,Narendra Modi challenged all parties including the congress to have a debate on the comtinuation of this article.He said that this arrangement has benefitted only 50 families in the whole state.
J&K enjoys extensive powers when compared to other states.The process of adding laws to this state is highly scrutinized.The only disadvantage that the state is having is that all the other states are pissed off with J&K. If this article is removed then all Indians can buy properties in J&K which is not so important.The main question is "Is this necessary?? all the powers this state is enjoying".
Yes it is a state of India and it is important as all other states. So there is the answer that if it important as any other state then why give this specific state special attention or rights.Shouldnt it be treated the same as any other state??.
THIS IS NOT A FIGHT BETWEEN TWO STATES...ITS A DEBATE AND EVERY INDIAN WOULD LIKE TO KEEP IT AS A
WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS ON THIS MATTER?
SHOULD IT CONTINUE?