Jammu and Kashmir Post-Semi-Autonomous Status Revocation: An In-depth Analysis

Authors

  • Nayeem Maqbool Hurrah PhD scholar, Department of International Relations, International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Niyamatullah PhD scholar, Department of International Relations, International Islamic University, Islamabad

Keywords:

Jammu & Kashmir, Semiautonomous Status,

Abstract

India systematically eroded the semi-autonomous status of Jammu and Kashmir, diluting Article 370 through over fifty presidential orders spanning more than half a century. However, for the complete annexation of the disputed territory, the Government of India unilaterally abrogated Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcated the state into two union territories, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, on August 5, 2019. This move stripped the Muslim-majority state of its identity and plunged it into a state of paralysis. Since June 19, 2018, Jammu and Kashmir have been without an elected government. Under the administration of the Lieutenant Governor (LG), there is an active effort to alter the demography by granting voting and property rights to non-locals who were temporarily employed in Jammu and Kashmir. This study sheds light on the unconstitutional and undemocratic changes occurring in J&K after the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A. The analysis delves into India's strategy of 'excessive militarism,' adopted by the armed forces to suppress the pro-resolution movement in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Published

2024-01-22

How to Cite

Nayeem Maqbool Hurrah, & Niyamatullah. (2024). Jammu and Kashmir Post-Semi-Autonomous Status Revocation: An In-depth Analysis. International Journal of Kashmir Studies, 5(2). Retrieved from http://ojs.kprijk.org/index.php/openjournalsystem/article/view/136