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Kashmir–Union Negotiations on Article 370

A.G. Noorani

in Article 370

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780198074083
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080786 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074083.003.0003
Kashmir–Union Negotiations on Article 370

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This chapter presents a letter dated 17 May 1949 by N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar to Vallabhbhai Patel enclosing Jawaharlal Nehru’s draft letter to Sheikh Abdullah for his approval; a draft of Article 306(A) as proposed by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir; and various correspondences on the redraft of Article 306(A). The remaining documents include Ayyangar’s detailed exposition of Article 370 in the Constituent Assembly on 17 October 1949; Sheikh Abdullah’s letter to N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar complaining of unilateral alteration of the Article and Ayyangar’s reply; Patel’s letter to Nehru justifying the alteration; the proclamation by Yuvaraj Karan Singh accepting the new constitution as drafted by the Constituent Assembly; temporary provisions with respect to the state of Jammu and Kashmir; the President of India’s First Order under Article 370 applying the Constitution to Jammu and Kashmir on 26 January 1950; and the special provisions regarding Jammu & Kashmir.

Keywords: Vallabhbhai Patel; Jawaharlal Nehru; Article 306(A); Sheikh Abdullah; Karan Singh; Constituent Assembly; First Order; N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar; Article 370; Jammu and Kashmir

Chapter.  12562 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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