India, Jammu and Kashmir constitutions worked 'hand in hand' for 70 years, petitioners challenging abrogation of Article 370, tell SC
On day five of the hearing in the Supreme Court of petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, the petitioners sought to emphasise the powers vested with the Assembly of the erstwhile state as was defined in the Instrument of Accession when the region joined India in 1947. They also argued that the Indian Constitution and Jammu and Kashmir's constitution had been working in tandem through Article 370.
Jammu and Kashmir Instrument of Accession explained: Article 370 linked to agreement signed between Hari Singh and India
Under the instrument of accession, Jammu and Kashmir surrendered only three subjects — defense, external affairs and communications — to the Union of India and earned an assurance from India that the people of Jammu and Kashmir through their own constituent Assembly would draft their own constitution
Supreme Court refuses to entertain fresh petition against Article 370, says matter already part of pending pleas
The petition has alleged that due to vote bank politics, successive governments did nothing to repeal Article 370 and Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir was adopted much after the Indian Constitution came into force.
GST rollout in Jammu and Kashmir: Bill passed in Assembly amid Opposition boycott after President nod
The Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on Friday passed the state GST Bill 2017 amidst opposition boycott, making it the last state to join GST.
The GST bill was on Wednesday approved by the Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet. A special session of the state assembly will be called for its passage from 17 June.