Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Maharashtra under President’s Rule

Published: November 13, 2019

On 12 Nov, President Ram Nath Kovind approved a proclamation imposing President’s Rule under Article 356(1) of the Constitution in Maharashtra, following a recommendation from Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. The Assembly will be kept under suspended animation. The  decision  comes a day after he invited the third largest party in the Assembly, the NCP, to ..


Jammu and Kashmir: Union Territory with Legislature

Published: August 7, 2019

With the passing of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 in both the houses of Parliament, Jammu and Kashmir is all set to become third union territory alongside National Capital Territory of Delhi and Puducherry to have a legislature. Article 239A of the Indian Constitution The provisions under Article 239A empowers the union territory with ..


Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019

Published: August 5, 2019

Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 was introduced in Rajya Sabha on August 5, 2019. This bill provides for reorganisation of the existing State of Jammu and Kashmir and related matters. The bill once becomes at act, would result in bifurcation of Jammu & Kashmir state in two Union Territories viz. Ladakh and Jammu & ..


Issues Around Article 35A

Published: May 21, 2018

Article 35A gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir. It provides the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir with the freedom to decide who all are ‘permanent residents’ of the State and confer on them special rights and privileges in public sector jobs, acquisition of property in the State, scholarships and other public aid and welfare.  The ..