August 5 marks the first anniversary of three distinct, radical and game-changing decisions impacting the disputed state of J&K. These were the derogation— because technically it is still on the books—of Article 370; the abrogation of Article 35A; and the dismantling of the state of J&K. All three steps were taken without any reference to the people of the state or any discussion in Parliament. Yet, they were done with consultation enough to ensure legal validity while circumventing the truth, a manipulative technique at which New Delhi is very proficient.
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August 10, 2020