J&K's Article 370 Scrapped: Mehbooba Mufti Taken Into Preventive Custody After Trying To Leave Her Residence Despite Orders


Mehbooba Mufti has been arrested and taken to government Guest House in Srinagar on Monday. 

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Updated On:

Mehbooba Mufti has been arrested and taken to government Guest House in Srinagar on Monday. 

The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister was adamant on moving out from her residence. Despite being given several warnings she wanted to step out with her security detail and tried to do so.

The PDP chief has been taken into preventive custody to Hari Niwas Guest House. She has been given security cover as per her detail even there. 

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Read the document on her detention below:

National Conference Omar Abdullah, Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement's Sajad Lone are also in preventive custody, says sources.

Earlier on Friday, the Rajya Sabha passed the statutory resolution on Article 370 and the state Reorganisation bill were passed by the Rajya Sabha this evening, and will be put to vote in the Lok Sabha tomorrow.

What is Article 35 A?

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.

What is Article 370?‚Äč

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’

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