Article 370: A Constitutional History of Jammu and Kashmir

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byA.G. Noorani

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This book is a collection of documents on Article 370 of the Constitution of India, which contains provisions related to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It provides new insights on the negotiations preceding its enactment, the significance of the Article, and the constitutional evolution ofthe State and its relationship with the Union of India from 1946 to 2010. A wide range of letters, memorandums, white papers, proclamations, and amendments throw light on provisions/discussions on areas like Jammu and Kashmir's accession to India; Kashmir-Union negotiations from May-October 1949;Jammu and Kashmir's Constituent Assembly, 1951-2; Delhi Agreement, 1952; Post-Delhi Agreement, 1952; Sheikh Abdullah's arrest; the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir; replacement of Sadar-i-Riyasat; the process of erosion of Article 370, and autonomy of the State. The author also discusses theSupreme Court judgments on this article and constitutional arrangement. This volume will be important for scholars and students of Indian politics and history. Diplomats, policymakers, and government officials will also find it useful.

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This book is a collection of documents on Article 370 of the Constitution of India, which contains provisions related to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It provides new insights on the negotiations preceding its enactment, the significance of the Article, and the constitutional evolution ofthe State and its relationship with the Union ...

A. G. Noorani is Lawyer specializing in constitutional law and history.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:504 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:December 3, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199455260

ISBN - 13:9780199455263

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PrefaceList of DocumentsIntroduction1. Accession to India2. Kashmir-Union Negotiations on Article 370: May-October 19493. Jammu and Kashmir's Constituent Assembly: 1951-24. Negotiating the Delhi Agreement, 19525. Post-Delhi Agreement, 19526. Sheikh Abdullah's Arrest on 9 August 19537. The States' Constitution is Framed: 1954-68. The Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir9. The Wreck of Article 37010. The Governor replaces the Sadar-i-Riyasat11. 'Erosion' of Article 370: The Process12. Restoring the Autonomy of Jammu and KashmirIndex