Following is the broad framework of how the state of Jammu and Kashmir will cease to exist after Centre's decision to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution giving special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
After the passage of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019:A Union Territory of Ladakh will be formedIt will contain Kargil and Leh districtsA Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will be formedIt will contain all the areas other than Ladakh and Leh
Status of Governor
Governor of existing state of Jammu and Kashmir will be Lieutenant governor of UT of Jammu and Kashmir and UT of Ladakh.
Representation in Council of StatesFour sitting RS members from J&K will be deemed to be members of UT of J&K. Their term remains unaltered.
Representation in Lok Sabha:
UT of J&K will have five LS seatsUT of Ladakh will have one LS seat
L-G, Assembly of J&K
The provisions contained in Article 239A, which are applicable to 'Union territory of Puducherry', shall also apply to the 'Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir'The legislative assembly will have 107 seats with direct elections. (J&K assembly earlier had 111 seats out of which 87 elected)24 seats in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) will remain vacant (same as in earlier assembly)L-G can nominate two women members to the assemblyThe term of the assembly will be five years (as against six years earlier)Central laws have been made applicable to UTs of Jammu and Kashmir and LadakhGovernment proposes delimitation of assembly segments There will be reorganization of assembly segments and constituency maps will be redrawnAt the moment Jammu region has 37 assembly segments and Kashmir has 46
What Article 370 prevented: Implementation of Right to InformationRight to EducationComptroller & Auditor General's scrutinyFreedom from Sharia law for women in KashmirRights to panchayatsReservation of 16 percent for minorities such as Hindus and SikhsIndians from other states from buying or owning land in KashmirStopping Pakistanis from getting Indian citizenship by marrying Indian women from Kashmir
First Published: IST