Home Minister Amit Shah announced scrapping of Article 370 of the Constitution that provides special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Shah said the state will now be divided into two Union Territories – Ladakh, and Jammu and Kashmir. While the Ladakh UT will be without a legislature, the UT of J&K will be with legislature.
Let’s study that what would change in the J&K after the abolition of article 370 in the Indian constitution.
|1. Special powers exercised by J&K||1. No special powers now|
|2. Dual citizenship||2. Single citizenship|
|3. Separate flag for Jammu & Kashmir||3. Tricolour will be the only flag|
|4. Article 360 (Financial Emergency) not applicable||4. Article 360 will be applicable|
|5. No reservation for minorities such as Hindus and Sikhs||5. Minorities will be eligible for 16% reservation|
|6. Indian citizens from other states cannot buy land or property in J&K||6. People from other states will now be able to purchase land or property in J&K|
|7. RTI not applicable||7. RTI will be applicable|
|8. Duration of Legislative Assembly for 6 years||8. Assembly duration in Union Territory of J&K will be for 5 years|
|9. If a woman from J&K marries out of state, she would lose the citizenship of the state||9. If a woman marries out of state or country, she will still retain all her rights and Indian citizenship|
|10. Panchayats did not have any rights||10. Panchayats will have the same rights as in other states|
|11. Right to Education (RTE) was not applicable||11. Children in the state will benefit from RTE|