What will change after Article 370 is scrapped | Then and Now

Amit Shah

The Hush Post| 4:49 pm|three-minute-read|

What changes post-Article 370 revocation

  1. Earlier J&K was the only state which had its own constitution. The article provided J&K provisions of the Constitution which were not applicable to other states of the country which included special autonomy, separate state laws, etc. They also had to follow Section 1 and Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

After the revocation of the Article, there will be no separate constitution for J&K and its citizens.

2. Earlier, the citizens of the state enjoyed dual citizenship which was of the state and India both.

Now the citizens have just one citizenship which will be prevalent to all other citizens of the state.

3. Earlier, only people who had citizenship of J&K could buy and sell property.

Now Indian citizens from other states of the country can do the same.

4. Earlier, the J&K state had two different flags of India and the state.

After Article 370 abolition, there will be no separate flag for J&K and it will be at par with the entire country.

5. Earlier, the citizens of J&K did not have all the Fundamental Rights which were enjoyed by the rest of the country due to its special status. This article only provided them with rights in accordance with the state which included property rights and state rights.

After Article 370, the Fundamental Rights of the people of J&K will be the same as enjoyed by the Indian citizens of other states.

6. Earlier, the citizens of J&K had separate laws related to citizenship, ownership of property, and fundamental rights.

Now there will be no separate laws for the citizens of J&K.

7. Earlier, only state laws could apply and the central government had no authority to declare financial emergencies.

Now the Central laws can directly be applied and it can announce financial emergencies under article 360 in J&K.

8. Earlier, this was a state with separate provisions where Ladakh was a part of the state.

Now J&K will be a Union Territory now with legislature while Ladakh will function as an independent Union Territory without any legislature.

9. J&K had separate national anthems during the application of the article which was of the state and the country.

Now there will be only one national anthem which is Jana Gana Mana.

10. Parliament needs the state government’s approval for applying any laws.

Now the Parliament can implement any law without the state’s approval which also includes changing the state’s name and its borders and boundaries as well.


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