The man who drafted Article 370 -Narasimha Ayyangar Gopalaswami Ayyangar

Article 370
The man who drafted Article 370 -Narasimha Ayyangar Gopalaswami Ayyangar

Article 370 was considered to be the thinnest line which just connects Jammu & Kashmir to India, but now it seems this was changed to some extent as Home Minister Amit Shah announced a presidential notification
that the government has decided to abolish Article 370 of the constitution, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir and at the same time government has also decided to branch the state into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

“I am presenting the resolution to revoke Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir except the first clause 370 (1),” said Amit Shah.

According to this provision the state’s residents live under a separate set of laws, including those related to citizenship, ownership of property, and fundamental rights, as compared to other Indians, and as the result of this provision, Indian citizens from other states cannot purchase land or property in Jammu & Kashmir. Under Section 370 central Government has no power over the state.

Narasimha Ayyangar Gopalaswami Ayyangar was born in Tanjore District of the then Madras Presidency (now Tamil Nadu).  He joined the Madras Civil Service in 1905 and appointed as deputy collector till 1919. Ayyangar was part of the 7-member drafting committee of the Indian constitution appointed on August 29, 1947. He later drafted Article 370 which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir also elected as in charge of Kashmir affairs and later led a delegation representing India at the UN over the Kashmir dispute.

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