Jammu and Kashmir: Home Ministry rejects media reports saying it has moved proposal to implement Article 371 (Photo Credit: PTI File)
Ministry of Home Affairs rejects media reports stating that it has moved a proposal to implement Article 371 in Jammu and Kashmir. A spokesperson from the Ministry of Home Affairs called these repoare 'incorrect and baseless', reported ANI. There have been several reports that Centre has proposed granting of Article 371 in Jammu and Kashmir. Under Article 371, the Constitution provides special provisions for all the hill states with domicile rights, similar to that enjoyed under Article 35A in Jammu and Kashmir state.
On August 8, New Delhi has revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir abrogating provisions of Article 370 and the bifurcating the state into two Union Territories. It was reported that Home Ministry has moved a proposal to the Law Department of J&L Union Territory (UT) for its feedback on granting Article 371 as compensation for the revocation of Article 370. As per reports, the Law Department was told to study the new framework and revert to the Home Ministry with feedback. It was also reported that the proposal was being discussed in the Law Department, which will frame the contours of the new arrangement for the UT.