What will change in J&K after repeal of Article 370
Article 370 gave Kashmir a special status, it had its own separate laws. Know what will change after its repeal.
Home Minister Amit Shah announced in the Rajya Sabha on Monday that Article 370 of the Constitution will not be applicable in Jammu and Kashmir any more. He also said Ladakh would become a separate Union Territory without an Assembly; J&K will also become an Union Territory, but with a legislature, like Pondicherry. The notification has been approved by President Ram Nath Kovind.
There was a huge ruckus in the House after this announcement. Kashmiri leaders had already said that there would be serious consequence if this was done. At present, the Kashmiri leaders have been kept under detention.
Article 370 gives Jammu and Kashmir was special status under a temporary ... provisional ... arrangement. According to this, the Indian Constitution does not apply to Jammu and Kashmir.
After the withdrawal of Article 370, this can change in Jammu and Kashmir-
• Indian citizens will be able to purchase land in Jammu and Kashmir.
• Government of India can impose economic emergency in the state.
• Jammu and Kashmir will not have special status.
• Parliament of India will be able to dissolve the assembly of Jammu and Kashmir.
• Reservation given to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes will be applicable in Jammu and Kashmir.
• The rules of the Indian Constitution will be applicable to Jammu and Kashmir.
• Jammu and Kashmir's constitution and flag rule can be removed.
Home Minister Amit Shah recommended the removal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir amidst a ruckus in the Rajya Sabha. After this, the President signed the recommendation of the Central Government and the special status for Jammu and Kashmir was revoked.
Maharaja Hari Singh appointed Sheikh Abdullah as Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. Sheikh Abdullah had demanded the autonomy of the state by adding Section 370.
According to this section, apart from defence, foreign and economic matters, the Indian Parliament needed the permission of the state government to implement the remaining laws in Jammu and Kashmir. Therefore, Jammu and Kashmir had its own laws, in which separate provisions were kept from the Indian law on citizenship, land purchase, basic rights.
[Autotranslated from Hindi]