The Indian paradise: Kashmir- A year of removal of special status
Author: Saloni Lohan, Student, University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
A tussle in game of politics led to the partition of a country and an agreement to satisfy political egos gifted the people of Kashmir a never healing wound filled with pains and sufferings. Forceful occupation and human rights don’t work together. On 5th August 2019, the centre changed the terms of engagement with Jammu and Kashmir by doing away the special status enjoyed by the state under Article 370 and making it completely integrated into the union of India. Removing the special heritage of a separate flag and constitution, the centre also ended the statehood by dividing it into two union territories- now officially under the control of Centre Government. One year down the road what the revocation has actually delivered is the question of concern. Was Article 370 the real genesis of the Kashmir issue?
Keywords: Article 370, Kashmir, Special Status
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