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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’s Constitution is Framed

Kashmir’s Constitution is Framed


(p.242) Chapter 7 Kashmir’s Constitution is Framed
Article 370

A.G. Noorani

Oxford University Press

This chapter contains documents shedding light on how Kashmir’s Constitution was framed from 1954 to 1956. This includes the reports of the Basic Principles Committee and the Drafting Committee presented on 3 February and 11 February 1954, respectively; the President’s Major Order under Article 370, CO No. 48, entitled The Constitution Order 1954. It describes how the Constituent Assembly resolved on 6 April 1955 to authorise the President to extend to the state entries in the Union list, how the Assembly amended the State Constitution that led to the drafting and revision of the Constitution. On 17 November 1956, the Constituent Assembly adopted a Resolution moved by Mir Qasim that it shall stand dissolved from 26 January 1957. The President of the Constituent Assembly formally declared its dissolution pursuant to the resolution of 17 November.

Keywords:   Constituent Assembly, Mir Qasim, State Constitution, Article 370, Basic Principles Committee, Drafting Committee, Kashmir

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