What did Article 370 say?
The controversial Article 370 had ‘temporary provisions with respect to the State of Jammu and Kashmir’, allowing it to have its own Constitution.
• The J&K Constitution defined a permanent resident together who was a State subject as of May 14, 1954, or had been a resident of the State for 1 0 years thereon date with a legally acquired property
• Non-permanent residents could not acquire immovable property, get government employment, scholarships or other aid provided by the government
• The premise of this special Article emanated from residency laws issued by the then Maharaja Hari Singh to stop migration of people from neighboring Punjab during British rule Curbs ashore acquisition by nonpermanent residents are not unique to J&K— Himachal Pradesh and several North-Eastern States, too, have this provision In 2002, the High Court had struck down the supply of women losing their permanent resident status if they married a non-permanent resident. Their children, however, could not enjoy succession rights .
• J&Kwill now have no separate flag or Constitution and the tenure of the Assembly are going to be five years, rather than the earlier six years
• The Indian legal code (IPC) will replace the Ranbir legal code (RPC) to affect criminal cases
• Article 356, under which President’s rule are often imposed in any State, also will be applicable to the UTS of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh people from other States can buy land and properties and therefore the Right to Information Act will be applicable to the new UTSTS