The Government of India Wednesday said Article 370, which accommodates uncommon status to Jammu and Kashmir, is an impermanent arrangement in the Constitution and Article 35A, which gives extraordinary rights to the locals of the state, was included through a Constitution request issued by the President of India.

Association Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy told Rajya Sabha that at present, Article 370 is contained as a brief arrangement as for Jammu and Kashmir in Part XXI (Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions) of the Constitution.

“At present, Article 35A is contained in the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954 which was included through the Constitution Order issued by the President of India under Article 370,” he said in a composed answer.

Reddy said Jammu and Kashmir is an essential piece of India and matters identifying with the Constitution are interior and totally for the Parliament to manage.

“No outside government or association has any locus standi in the issue,” he said.


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