J&K and its discontents

Govt should elaborate its plan for rapid development

A day after Home Minister Amit Shah announced far-reaching changes to the structure of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), the government needs to move swiftly to ensure that the process is managed with sense and sensitivity. In his Rajya Sabha speech, Mr Shah said abrogating the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution, which granted special status to the people of J&K, would ensure the economic development of the state. He was correct to point out that J&K’s economic development lags the national average by a significant margin. But in an otherwise detailed speech, he did not explain how ...