As Home Minister Amit Shah proposed to revoke Article 370 that exempts Jammu and Kashmir from following Indian Constitution, thereby taking a monumental step in integrating India, the National Security Advisor will visit the Kashmir valley as per sources. NSA Ajit Doval is expected to visit Kashmir valley later in the day along with other senior security officials to review the situation on ground. NSA Doval had earlier visited Srinagar in last week of July., as per sources. Section 144 has been imposed in the state, and leaders have been put in preventive custody to avoid misinformation. The Centre had in last two weeks deployed 38,000 paramilitary troops in the Kashmir valley in order to strengthen counter-insurgency operations and law and order in the state.
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 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’.
In a joint press brief by Chinar Corps Commander Lt General KJS Dhillon and J&K DGP Dilbag Singh in Srinagar on Friday revealed that they had intelligence inputs that there were attempts of attacks on Amarnath Yatra by Pakistan and that they had recovered IEDs and US made Sniper rifle in the route of the Amarnath Yatra. Following the revelation, JK administration issues advisory to tourists and yatris and asks them to cut short their visit in view of 'safety and security of the yatris' and leave state of Jammu & Kashmir in view of terror threats after army's press conference.