Article 370, a special privilege given to Jammu & Kashmir was scrapped on Monday (5th August 2019) dividing Jammu & Kashmir into two Union territories – Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir. Apart from that, here’s a list of the benefits of Article 370 that will be in favour of Jammu & Kashmir and the entire nation!
Now, Jammu & Kashmir cannot have a separate flag of its own. The Indian National Flag will be raised from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.
The special status from the states of Jammu & Kashmir has been removed, due to which the central government can directly control the constitution in Jammu & Kashmir.
Jammu & Kashmir will become a Union Territory, where President Rule will be enforced like Other UT’s, according to Article 356.
Ladakh will be separated from Jammu & Kashmir and be made a separate Union Territory, although it will not have a Legislative Assembly.
People from anywhere around the country can now buy land in Jammu & Kashmir, which was not possible according to the previous Article 35(A).
The central government will have control over all the terrorism activities with more ease, unlike earlier.
Trading in Jammu & Kashmir will become easier as businessmen can purchase land and do business there.
Now the Constitution of India will prevail in every state and UT of India, which Jammu & Kashmir were exempted from, earlier.
Defamation of the Indian National Flag will now be a criminal offense in Jammu & Kashmir as well, which was not the case earlier.
There will be a Lt. Governor instead of a Governor, just like other Union Territories.