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Indian Journal of Federal Studies (1/2010)

ISSN No. 0976-8408


Autonomy Claims and Federal Imperatives in Jammu and Kashmir: Critical Insights from the Autonomy Debates

- Mohd Shafi Bhat


Abstract

The present paper is an attempt to provide an insight into the autonomy debate in its historical perspective. The Article 370 of the Indian Constitution envisaged a different type of centre-state relationship between the Indian Union and the State of Jammu and Kashmir due to a peculiar historical context of the state. But the fabric of Article 370 has been eroded over the years which has sharpen the gap between Indian Union and the state of Jammu and Kashmir. This has, in turn, led to mass alienation of Kashmir from national mainstream. It is hereby suggested that restoration of autonomy within the parameters of Indian constitution will bring peace and harmony in the state.

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