Home Minister Amit Shah has proposed the abrogation of Article 370 from the state of Jammu and Kashmir while addressing Rajya Sabha on Monday, August 5. Amit Shah announced that the government has decided to repeal Article 370 of the Constitution which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and bars people from rest of the country from buying land in the state. The government has also decided to bifurcate the state into two Union territories – Jammu and Kashmir, which will have a legislature, and Ladakh, which will be without a legislature.
After the resolution was tabled in the parliament, several celebrities across domain came forward to hail the much-awaited decision taken by the Modi government. Joining the bandwagon was Bollywood actress Dia Mirza has put up a post on social media wishing 'peace, prosperity and sustainable development' for the people to the bifurcated union territories.
Here's her tweet:
It exempts Jammu and Kashmir from following the Indian Constitution except for Article 1 and itself. It also restricts Parliament's legislative powers in Jammu and Kashmir. It was passed in the Constituent Assembly on May 27, 1949, and is the first article of Part XXI of the Indian Constitution. The heading of this part is ‘Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions’. Abrogating Article 370 has the effect of also doing away with Article 35A.
Incorporated in the Constitution by a 1954 Presidential order, Article 35 A defines the permanent residents of the state of Jammu and Kashmir by giving special rights and privileges to the state subjects. It stems from Article 370 that gives an autonomous right to Jammu and Kashmir.
The article is also referred to as Permanent Residents Law and bars woman belonging to the state from any property rights if she marries a person from outside the state. Even the children of such women do not get the right as they do not have any succession rights over the property.