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Article 370A Constitutional History of Jammu and Kashmir$
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A. G. Noorani

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780198074083

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074083.001.0001

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Kashmir–Union Negotiations on Article 370

Kashmir–Union Negotiations on Article 370

May–October 1949

(p.50) Chapter 2 Kashmir–Union Negotiations on Article 370
Article 370

A.G. Noorani

Oxford University Press

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

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