04 January, 2020
6 Min Read
Syllabus subtopic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the Centre’s decision on J&K and its significance; About scrapping of Article 35A and 370 and changes thereto
News: The Centre is all set to provide protection to domiciles of Jammu and Kashmir in government jobs, educational institutions and land rights, a senior government official said on Friday.
What is it about?
What is Article 371 about?
On August 6, the Centre revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution and downgraded and bifurcated the State into two Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh.
What were Article 35A and Article 370 for?
The two provisions of the Constitution that were revoked let the J&K legislature decide the “permanent residents” of the State, prohibiting a nonJ&K resident from buying property in the State and ensuring job reservation for its residents.
Source: Indian Express
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