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Explained: What are Articles 370 and 35A? Why they are important for J&K

Here's all you need to know about Articles 35A and 370 of the Indian constitution and which parties are against their removal in Jammu and Kashmir

A security personnel stands guard during a bandh in Kashmir
A security personnel stands guard during a bandh in Kashmir

Rumours are afloat that the Modi-led government is set to scrap Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution. The rumours were triggered by reports of Centre deploying additional paramilitary troops to address the likely fallout from the removal of the controversial Article 35A in J&K. The government has, however, said that these are precautionary measures in view of terrorist threats. Meanwhile, various political leaders including former Chief Ministers, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have been placed under house arrest. Mobile internet services have also been ...