While addressing the Rajya Sabha earlier today, Union Minister Amit Shah moved a resolution to scrap Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, which grants special status to the state. “Not all provisions of Article 370 will be applicable in Kashmir,” he announced.
Amit Shah has announced that the Union Territory status of Jammu and Kashmir is temporary and that it will turn into a state again at the right time when the situation improves. “How long will JK remain a Union Territory- to that I have an answer. When the right time comes then J and K will revert to being a state. We don’t want to remain a Union Territory forever. It may take time but it will become a state once again, one day.”
Article 370 specifies that except for defence, foreign affairs, communications and matters specified in the Instrument of Accession of Jammu and Kashmir, the Parliament needs the state government’s ratification for all other laws.