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Why Remove Article 370?

A personal story of a policy dividing India today

What is Article 370? Get educated!

“Article 370 of the Indian constitution gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir—a state in India, located in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, and a part of the larger region of Kashmir, which has been the subject of dispute between India, Pakistan, and China since 1947 allowing it to have a separate constitution, a state flag and autonomy over the internal administration of the state. The government of India revoked this special status in August 2019 through a Presidential Order and the passage of a resolution in Parliament.” ~ Wiki

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Kashmir

A region in distress

Kashmir is the northernmost geographical region of India and denotes an area that includes the Indian-administered territory of Jammu and Kashmir (subdivided into Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh). It also includes the Pakistani-administered territories of Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan as well as the Chinese-administered territories of Aksai Chin and the Trans-Karakoram Tract.

Historically during the ancient and medieval periods, Kashmir was been an important centre for the development of a Hindu-Buddhist syncretism, in which Madhyamaka and Yogacara were blended with Saivism and Advaita Vedanta. The Buddhist Mauryan emperor Ashoka is often credited with having founded the old capital of Kashmir, Shrinagari, now ruins on the outskirts of modern Srinagar. Kashmir was long to be a stronghold of Buddhism.

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Kashmir in Detail

The Himalayan north of India

Houseboats at Srinagar by Steve McCurry

Geologists believe that about ten crore years have passed when Kashmir Valley which was once a lake called Satisar came into its present form. For hundreds of million years Kashmir Valley is supposed to have remained under Tethys Sea and the high sedimentary-rock hills seen in the valley now were once under water.

Geologists have come to believe that Kashmir Valley was earlier affected by earthquakes. Once there was such a devastating earthquake that it broke open the mountain wall at Baramulla and the water of the Satisar lake flowed out leaving behind latch string mud on the margins of the mountains known as karewas. Thus came

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