On Monday, Home Minister Amit Shah moved a proposal to revoke Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and to bifurcate the state into Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. Shah in his proposal stated that the Modi government under the advisement of the President recommends the revocation of Article 370. He said that the Centre has brought four proposals pertaining to the state to the Parliament.
India's first-ever gold-medal-winning wrestler at the Commonwealth Games, Geeta Phogat took to social media and wrote that it was a historic decision in independent India and then hailed Unified India after which the Olympian thanked the Government of India for this historic step.
Earlier, Geeta's younger sister Babita had taken to Twitter and written that 'Lath gaad diya dhumma tha diya' indicating this as a big achievement.
Olympic bronze medal-winning wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt wrote that those who are beating their chest due to the removal of Article 370 are the same people who were still shaking their hands over the dead bodies of Kashmiris for 70 years. The Olympic bronze medalist then added that today it is a historic day when the whole country is proud, and for the first time in the country, people have seen the power of the central government.
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.
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’. Repealing Article 370 has the automatic effect of undoing Article 35A.