Kashmir, Article 370

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Anmol Publications, 1990 - Constitutional history - 180 pages
Article 370 Of The Constitution Of India Is Widely Debated Issue.In Accordance With The Special Provisions Embodied In Article 370 Of The Constitution Of India, The Jammu And Kashmir State Was Exempted From The Application Of The Provisions Of The Constitution Of India Dealing With The States In Part B Of Its First Schedule. In Part B Of The First Schedule Was Listed The Erstwhile Princely States, Which Had Acceded To The Dominion Of India, But Which Had Not Merged With Any Province Or Had Not Been Reorganized Into Centrally Administered Areas. Provisions Were Incorporated In Article 370 For The Institution Of A Constituent Assembly In The State To Draw Up Its Constitution. No Other Provisions Of The Constitution Of India Except Article I Was Made Applicable To Jammu And Kashmir.The Powers Of The Parliament To Legislate In Regard To The State Were Limited To The Matters Which Were Declared By The President Of India, In Consultation With The Government Of The State To Correspond To The Stipulations Of The Instrument Of Accession.An Interesting Aspect Of Article 370 Was That It Envisaged A Perpetual Constituent Assembly In The State, At Least, So Long As The Transitional Provisions Remained On The Statute Book.Article 370 Did Not Vest Any Constitutive Power In The Hands Of The President, Nor Did It Vest Any Such Power With The Constituent Assembly Of The State.The Powers To Amend The Provisions Of Article 370, Were Vested With The Parliament Of India, Which Was Not Subject To Any Limitation Imposed By Article 370 Or Any Other Provision Of The Constitution Of India.This Book Provides The Authoritative Account Of The Events Which Led To Incorporation Of Article 370 In The Constitution. Also All Provisions Of The Article Are Elaborately Analysed. This Will Prove An Authoritative Reference Tool To Students, Teachers And Researchers In The Field Of History, Political Science, Law And Polity Besides The General Readers.

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