It took 70 years for the Indian Government to scrap Article 370—a temporary provision in the Indian Constitution that provided special status to erstwhile J&K State. After its revocation, Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed a massive change as peace, prosperity and development have replaced separatism, sedition and Pak-sponsored terrorism in the Himalayan region. After the abrogation of J&K special status, separatists backed by Pakistan, who sold dead bodies of Kashmiris for the past 30-years to fight the proxy war of neighbouring country in J&K, became irrelevant as they were left with nothing to sell. Article 370 provided till 5 August 2019, a reason to these elements to keep the conflict alive by telling the people that Kashmir’s merger with Pakistan and Azadi were possible. It allowed them to keep the accession debate alive. They left no chance to keep Kashmir burning. This book takes the readers to a journey of how post-abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A, the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir marched towards development to ‘Naya Jammu and Kashmir’. The development has retained Jammu and Kashmir’s syncretism, the hallmark of erstwhile state of India, at the same time brought the newly created Union Territory at par with other states of India, assuring the provisions of Indian Constitution available to rest of the states and Union Territories of India become available to the people of Jammu and Kashmir as well.
|Subject||University Level Textbooks >> History and Politics|
|Number of Pages||244|
|Publisher||HAR-ANAND PUBLICATIONS PVT LTD|