Article 370
J & K : Review of Developments Post the Abrogation of Article 370

… the old order has come to its justified end. There is however, much harmful weed still occupying critical spaces of socio-political, cultural and religious existence. Building a ‘new order’ in a conflict zone is always a daunting challenge. I....

Interaction with the Delegation from China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), China

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted Dr Lou Chunhao, Deputy Director Institute of South Asian Studies and Dr Zhang Shujian from the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR). The opening remarks were delivered ....

Constitutional Amendment - Responses from West Asia

Responses of individual West Asian States on India’s decision to annul to revoke Article 370 and Article 35A has been multi-faceted and mostly focused on controlling the situation rather than any direct criticism for change in India’s policy. Sau....

Article 370: Abrogation for Progress and Development of Jammu & Kashmir

The divesting of Art 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution from within its own provisions and by way of Presidential decrees was a stroke of legal genius by PM Modi’s government – these Articles were seen by the rest of India as anachronistic an....

Kashmir - A New Chapter Begins

… the recent decisions of abrogation of Article 370 along with Article 35A, and bifurcation of the State … are indeed historic and will help the State and its people, chart out for itself/themselves a new future of peace, progress and integratio....

Modi did what Nehru wanted to, but couldn’t, on Article 370

When Home Minister Amit Shah declared on August 6 that Article 370 has been scrapped and Kashmir fully integrated with the rest of India, whether or not he was aware, he said almost exactly what Jawaharlal Nehru told the Lok Sabha 56 years ago, on De....

Kashmir, Nehru’s Idealism and Article 370

Though the State of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) is an integral part of India, Pakistan claims that it is a disputed territory, particularly the Muslim majority Kashmir Valley, while some Kashmiris and the militant groups think that they are an independent....

Jammu & Kashmir - Deciding on Inviolability of Article 370

When the Jammu & Kashmir High Court, nearly a year ago, held that the State enjoyed “sovereignty” because such status had been “guaranteed under Article 370” of the Constitution of India, Pakistan-based Dawn newsp....

Conference on the Plight of Kashmiri Pandits

VIF, together with All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS), organised a day-long conference ‘Revisiting the displaced Kashmiri Pandits issue’ on 13 February 2015. ‘J&K: the fractured electorate mandate and its implications,’ and ‘Creation of a legi....

Vimarsha: Article 370 and Resolution of Kashmir Problem with Gen (Retd) SK Sinha, former Governor, Assam and J&K

On Nov 20th, 2014, VIF organised a talk by General (Retd) SK Sinha, former Governor, Assam and J&K on ‘Article 370 and Resolution of Kashmir Problem’ under its Vimarsha series of public discourse. With Shri Vijai Kapoor, former ....

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