Genesis of Special Status to Kashmir and its Abrogation

Amandeep Kaur
Symbiosis Law School, Pune

Volume III, Issue III, 2020

Scrapping off the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was one of the major steps taken by the NDA government headed by Mr. Narendra Modi since it came to power after Lok Sabha elections of 2019. Abrogation of Article 370 was one of their political agenda since the very beginning, because of which the abrogation was expected but what was not expected was the process and the duration to remove the special status. The Modi government scrapped the special status of J&K within just 75 days of coming into power. There are hundreds of people along with the opposition who were against the decision but there was almost an equal number who supported this decision. The Supreme Court witnessed a number of petitions questioning the constitutionality of abrogation which are still pending due to the sudden outbreak of COVID-19.

In this paper an attempt has been made to explain the origin of special status given to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, connecting it with the UN intervention along with analyzing the question of constitutionality of the abrogation.


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