Article 370

ARTICLE 370: LAWS AND POLITICS While the Constitution recognises in Duration 370 the appropriate halting of Jammu and Kashmir, the Central Government's policies bybygone 1953 possess entirely inferiormined its autonomy. Senior counsellor and collective analyst A. G. NOORANI sift-canvasses twain aspects and suggests a way out of the blunder. "I say delay all revere to our Constitution that it lawful does not substance what your Constitution says; if the vulgar of Kashmir do not nonproduction it, it achieve not go there. Accordingly what is the impression? The impression is ce and for... "We possess fought the amiable mannerlyion encircling Kashmir on the opportunity of contest... (and) ... in manifold a chancellery of the universe and in the United Nations, but, aloft all, we possess fought this mannerlyion in the hearts and minds of men and women of that Aver of Jammu and Kashmir. Because, so-far - I say this delay all consideration to this Parliacourtesy - the disposal achieve be made in the hearts and minds of the men and women of Kashmir; neither in this Parliament, nor in the United Nations nor by anyorganization else," Jawaharlal N ehru said in the Lok Sabha on June 26 and August 7, 1952. Selected productions of Jawaharlal Nehru, Vol. 18, p. 418 and vol. 19 pp. 295-6, revereively. "From 1953 to 1975, Chief Ministers of that Aver had been nominees of Delhi. Their Nursing Assigncourtesy to that aid was legitimised by the avocation of pantomimic and entirely rigged acceptances in which the Congress margin led by Delhi's nominee was elected by gigantic majorities. " - This conclusive term of a cancel on our chronicles which most connive was written by B. K. Nehru, who was Governor of Kashmir from 1981 to 1984, in his memoirs published in 1997 (Nice Guys Finish Second; pp. 14-5). THOSE who balancehaul at Duration 370 of the Indian Constitution and the "appropriate halting" of Kashmir well-balancedtually ought to recollect the "special" treatcourtesy meted out to it collectively. Which other Aver has been themeed to such reward an d humiliation? And, why was this manufactured? It was consensusingly New Delhi had succor thoughts on Duration 370. It could not be abrogated fairly-deducedly. It was poor to a peel through collective deprivation and well-balancedtual affront. The running argue is abundant balance than encircling compensation of Duration 370 by erasing the distortions. It is encircling redressing a virtuous crime. The United Front empire's partiality advertisement, published on June 5, 1996, said "respecting Duration 370 of the Constitution as affecteous as the ambitiones of the vulgar, the problems of Jammu and Kashmir achieve be resolute through giving the vulgar of that Aver t he completion skipary of autonomy. " Eventual affront accompanied collective deprivation. Duration 370 was calculated to insure Kashmir's autonomy. On December 4, 1964, Union Home Minister G. L. Nanda said it would be used to tend as "a tunnel (sic. in the wall" in apsummit to extension the Cent re's command. The Aver was put in a halting secondary to that of other States. One specimen suffices to manifest that. Parliacourtesy had to reproduce the Constitution lewd durations, by resources of the 59th, 64th, 67th and 68th Constitution Amendments, to reach the President's Synod imposed in Punjab on May 11, 1987. For the Aver of Jammu and Kashmir the identical upshot was elegant, from 1990 to 1996, by pure aider appoints inferior Duration 370. Another animal plight illustrates the space for affront. On July 30, 1986, the President made an apsummit inferior Duration 370, reaching to Kashmir Duration 249 of the Constitution in apsummit to emcommand Parliacourtesy to legislate plain on a substance in the Aver Register on the ability of a Rajya Sabha unravelling. "Concurrence" to this was dedicated by the Centre's own appointee, Governor Jagmohan. G. A. Lone, a bybygone Secretary, Law and Parliamentary Affairs, to the Aver Empire picturesquely in Kashmir Times (April 20 , 1995) how the "manipulation" was manufactured "in a sole day" abutting the Law Secretary's counsel and "in the absence of a Council of Ministers. The Nehru-Abdullah Agreecourtesy in July 1952 ("the Delhi Agreement") developed that "the residuary commands of parliament" (on substances not affectesyioned in the Aver Register or the Conrunning List), which Duration 248 and Entry 97 (Union List) introduce on the Union, w ill not adduce to Kashmir. The apsummit of 1986 purported to adduce to the Aver Duration 249, which delegates Parliacourtesy to legislate plain on a substance in the Aver Register if a Rajya Sabha unravelling so causeises it by a two-thirds expression. But it so reformed Duration 249 in its impression to Kashmir as in good-tempereds to adduce Duration 248 instead - "any substance definitive in the unravelling, entity a substance which is not enumerated in the Union Register or in the Conrunning List. " The Union thus adscititious the command to legislate not singly on all substances in the Aver List, but others not affectesyioned in the Union Register or the Conrunning Register - the residuary command. In association to other States, an reformcourtesy to the Constitution would demand a two-thirds expression by twain Houses of Parliacourtesy plus corroboration by the States (Article 368). For Kashmir, aider appoints possess sufficed bybygone 1953 and can endure tend Doomsday. "Nowhere else, as far as I can see, is there any arrangecourtesy cause ising the aider empire to establish reformments in the Constitution," President Rajendra Prasad sharp out to Prime Minister Nehru on September 6, 1952. Nowhere else, in the universe, verily. Is this the aver of things we ambition to eternize? Uniquely Ka shmir negotiated the circumstances of its company of the Union for five months. Duration 370 was adopted by the Constituent Assembly as a upshot of those parleys. YET, all hell broke inexact when the Aver Assembly adopted, on June 26, a unravelling chroniclesing its tally of the reverberation of the Aver Autonomy Committee (the Report) and asked "the Union Empire and the Empire of Jammu and Kashmir to obtain?} positi ve and good-temperedsive trudges for the toolation of the identical. " On July 4, the Union Cabinet said that the unravelling was "unacceptable... would set the clock end and opcomposition the well-balancedtual progress of harmonising the aspirations of the vulgar of Jammu & Kashmi r delay the rectitude of the State" - a ambiguous evasion, as everyone knows. The State's Law Minister, P. L. Handoo, said on June 26 that the vulgar "nonproduction trifle balance than what they had in 1953. " Overworked metaphors (encircling the clock or the waters of the Jhelum which flowed bygone) do not counterpart two severe investigations: Can elapsing of duration justify ambiguous well-balancedtual affront? Can it bestow legislative wealth? If Parliacourtesy has legislated balance the States on a substance on which it had no command to legislate, inferior the Constitution, it would be a nullity. Especially if the State's vulgar possess been protesting meanwhile and their utterance was inarticulate through rigged acceptances. Diseulogy of Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah's opportunist politics should not undiscerning one to the well-balancedtual upshots. The State's Finance Minister, Abdul Rahim Rather, a tender soul succeeding the Report, resents suggestions of collective timing. The repo rt was placed antecedently the Assembly on April 13, 1999. The Aver Cabinet endorsed its warnings and resolute developed April to gather a appropriate gathering of the Assembly to sift-canvass it. The Empire of India was "once intermittently solicited to set up a ministeri al confidetee in apsummit to originate a disprogress on the reverberation. " It collects a liberal balancelook of well-balancedtual developments, which is adapted in itself for its instrumentation. It registers 42 appoints inferior Duration 370 and bestows the subdetermined impression: "Not all these appoints can be objected to. For circumstance, none can obj ect to arrangements for plain acceptances to Parliacourtesy in 1966... It is the source that substances. Eventual skiparys are there to be revereed, not violated. " The magistrate of Jammu and Kashmir bestow-ind to India by an Instrucourtesy of Accession on October 26, 1947 in revere of singly three themes - guiltlessness, alien affairs and communications. A register registered disencumberedly 16 topics inferior these commanders plus lewd others (e lections to Union synod and the approve). Produce 5 said that the Instrucourtesy could not be varyed delayout the State's agree. Produce 7 recognize: "Nothing in this Instrucourtesy shall be reckoned to confide me in any way to tally of any coming Constitution of India or hinder my wish to invade into arrangements delay the Empire of India inferior any such coming Constitution. " Kashmir was then inferior internally by its own Constitution of 1939. The Maharaja made an Apsummit on October 30, 1947 appointing Sheikh Abdullah the Commander of the Emergency Administration, replacing it, on March 5, 1948, delay an Interspace Empire delay the Sheikh as Prime Minister. It was endetermined to gather a National Assembly "to establish a Constitution" for the State. Negotiations were held on May 15 and 16, 1949 at Vallabhbhai Patel's dwelling in New Delhi on Kashmir's coming uplift. Nehru and Abdullah were introduce. Foremost floating the topics were "the framing of a Constitution for the State" and "the themes in res pect of which the Aver should bestow-in to the Union of India. On the pristine, Nehru chroniclesed in a missive to the Sheikh (on May 18) that twain Patel and he agreed that it was a substance for the State's Constituent Assembly. "In revere to (ii) the Jammu and Kas hmir Aver now halts bestow-ind to the Indian Union in revere of three themes; namely, alien affairs, guiltlessness and communications. It achieve be for the Constituent Assembly of the Aver when gatherd, to designate in revere of which other themes the Aver may bestow-in" (seriousness presumed, throughout). Article 370 embodies this basic source which was frequent throughout (S. W. J. N. Vol. 11; p. 12). On June 16, 1949, Sheikh Abdullah, Mirza Mammad Afzal Beg, Maulana Mohammed Saeed Masoodi and Moti Ram Bagda determined the Constituent Assembly of India. Negotiations began in intent on Duration 370 (Article 306. A in the draw). N. Gopalaswamy Ayyangar tri ed to adjust the contrarietys among Patel and Abdullah. A extract, agreed on October 16, was moved in the Constituent Assembly the present day, unilaterally varyed by Ayyangar. A paltry change," as he admitted in a missive to the Sheikh on October 18. Pa tel developed it to Nehru on November 3 on his heal from the United States. Beg had delaydrawn his reformcourtesy succeeding the consensus. Abdullah and he were in the lobby, and rushed to the House when they learnt of the change. In its produceer produce the draw woul d possess made the Sheikh's ouster in 1953 unusable. ARTICLE 370 embodies six appropriate arrangements for Jammu and Kashmir. First, it exempted the Aver from the arrangements of the Constitution providing for the directance of the States. Jammu and Kashmir was recognized to possess its own Constitution delayin the Indi an Union. Second, Parliament's legislative command balance the Aver was restricted to three themes - guiltlessness, visible affairs and communications. The President could reach to it other arrangements of the Constitution to collect a well-balancedtual establishproduction if they allied to the substances definitive in the Instrucourtesy of Accession. For this, singly "consultation" delay the Aver empire was demandd bybygone the Aver had already veritable them by the Instrument. But, third, if other "constitutional" arrangements or other Union commands were to be reached to Kashmir, the arrangeer "concurrence" of the Aver empire was demandd. The lewdth sign is that that concord was arrangemental. It had to be ratified by the State's Constituent Assembly. Duration 370(2) says disencumberedly: "If the concord of the Empire of the State... be dedicated antecedently the Constituent Assembly for the pu rpose of framing the Constitution of the Aver is gatherd, it shall be placed antecedently such Assembly for such disposal as it may obtain?} thereon. " The fifth sign is that the Aver empire's causeity to bestow the "concurrence" developeds singly tend the State's Constituent Assembly is "convened". It is an "interim" command. Once the Constituent Assembly met, the Aver empire could not bestow its own "concurrence". Stend near, succeeding the Assembly met and unsparingly. Moreover, the President cannot use his command to reach the Indian Constitution to Kashmir indefinitely. The command has to bung at the summit the State's Constituent Assembly draw ed the State's Constitution and resolute developedly what joined themes to introduce on the Union, and what other rovisions of the Constitution of India it should get reached to the State, rather than having their counterparts symbolical in the Aver Const itution itself. Once the State's Constituent Assembly had developedised the device and unsparingly, the President's reaching commands ended thoroughly. The sixth appropriate sign, the developed trudge in the progress, is that Duration 370(3) delegates the President to establish an Apsummit abrogating or reforming it. But for this besides "the warning" of the State's Constituent Assembly "shall be requisite antecedently the President upshots such a notification". Article 370 cannot be abrogated or reformed by application to the reforming arrangements of the Constitution which adduce to all the other States; namely, Duration 368. For, in association to Kashmir, Duration 368 has a stipulation which says that no well-balancedtual reproduce affectesy "shall possess good-tempereds in association to the Aver of Jammu and Kashmir" true applied by Apsummit of the President inferior Duration 370. That demands the concord of the State's empire and corroboration by its Constituent Assembly. Jammu and Kashmir is affectesyioned floating the States of the Union in the Pristine Register as Duration 1 (2) demands. But Duration 370 (1) (c) says: "The arrangements of Duration 1 and of this Duration shall adduce in association to that State". Duration 1 is thus appl ied to the Aver through Duration 370. What would be the good-tempereds of its abrogation, as the Bharatiya Janata Margin demands? Ayyangar's disquisition of Duration 370 in the Constituent Assembly on October 17, 1949 is conclusive. "We possess besides agreed that the achieve of the vulgar through the instrucourtesy of the Constituent Assembly achieve designate the Constitution of the Aver as wel l as the orb of Union directment balance the State... You achieve recollect that diverse of these produces collect for the concord of the Empire of Jammu and Kashmir State. Now, these report specially to substances which are not affectesyioned in the Ins trucourtesy of Accession, and it is one of our confidements to the vulgar and Empire of Kashmir that no such importations should be made bar delay the agree of the Constituent Assembly which may be denominated in the Aver for the subject-substance of framing its Co nstitution. " Ayyangar explained that "the arrangecourtesy is made that when the Constituent Assembly of the Aver has met and obtain?}n its disposal twain on the Constitution for the Aver and on the class of federal directment balance the State, the President may, on the recomm endation of that Constituent Assembly, upshot an Apsummit that this Duration 306 (370 in the draw) shall either wait to be binding, or shall be binding singly theme to such barions and qualifications as may be definitive by him. But antecedently he upshotd an y apsummit of that skin, the warning of the Constituent Assembly achieve be a circumstance warrant. THE HINDU PHOTO LIBRARY Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru delay Sheikh Abdullah. This costly progress of Presidential Control varying well-balancedtual arrangements by a pure aider apsummit ends delay the developed disposal of the State's Constituent Assembly. Ayyangar often said that the Aver empire's concord remaining achieve not do. "That concord should be placed antecedently the Constituent Assembly when it meets and the Constituent Assembly may obtain?} whatever disposals it approves on those substances. " (Constituent Assembly Debates; Vol. 8; pp. 424-427). In 1949, no one knew when Kashmir's Constituent Assembly would be elected. Ayyangar concordingly said: "The purpose is that plain antecedently the Constituent Assembly meets, it may be requisite... that sure items which are not interjacent in the Instrucourtesy of Access ion would be correctly presumed to that register in the Instrument... and as this may betide antecedently the Constituent Assembly meets, the singly causeity from whom we can get agree for the importation is the Empire of the State. " This was plainly singly for that interspace skipary. Duration 370 (1) (b) is disencumbered. The command of Parliacourtesy to establish laws for the said Aver shall be poor to" (1) substances in the Union and Conrunning Lists selfsame to the liberal commanders definitive in the Instrucourtesy of Accession "and (ii) such other matte rs in the said Lists as, delay the concord of the Empire of the Aver the President may by Apsummit specify". An Description defined "the Empire of the State". Similar "concurrence" was demandd when reaching arrangements revereing Union instituti ons balance the agreed ones. But Duration 370 (2) stipulated disencumberedly that if that concord is dedicated "antecedently the Constituent Assembly... s gatherd, it shall be placed antecedently such Assembly for such disposal as it may obtain?} thereon". Once Kashmir's Constituent Assembly was "convened" on November 5, 1951, the Aver Empire past all causeity to consensus its "concurrence" to the Union. Delay the Assembly's dispersal on November 17, 1956, succeeding adopting the Constitution of Jammu and Kas hmir, vanished the singly causeity which remaining could cede: (a) balance commands to the Union and (b) recognize Union institutions other than those definitive in the Instrucourtesy of Accession. All importations to Union commands bybygone then are unchanged. This inferiors tanding informed disposals - direct until 1957. THE Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution on November 26, 1949. A day antecedent, the magistrate of Kashmir made a Proclamation declaring that it "shall in so far as it is convenient to the Aver of Jammu and Kashmir, direct the well-balancedtual r elationships among this Aver and the proposed Union of India". Duration 370 is balance than a arrangecourtesy of that devotional instrument. It is besides a divine amalgamate delay the State. On January 26, 1950, the President made his pristine Apsummit inferior Duration 370, reaching definitive arrangements of the new Constitution to the State. On April 20, 1951, the magistrate made a Proclamation for convening the State's Constituent Assembly. It met on November 5, 1951. Two upshots came to the fore. Nehru was piercing to assure Kashmir's "closer integration" delay India; the Sheikh to detail beloved go vernance. The Delhi Agreecourtesy that ensueed was announced at a encroach introduceence in Delhi on July 24, 1952 by twain. This Union-Centre consensus had no fairly-deduced vigor by itself. Singly an Apsummit inferior Duration 370 could introduce that - succeeding the Sheikh gave his "concu rrence" produceally. The Sheikh, meanwhile, encroached for an Apsummit to redraw "the Explanation" in Duration 370 redefining the Aver empire as one commandered by an elected "Sadar-i-Riyasat (State President)... acting on the counsel" of his Ministers. As for the Sheikh's solicit, Nehru wrote on July 29, 1952: "It is not a thoroughly disencumbered substance from the fairly-deduced summit of design how far the President can upshot notifications inferior Duration 370 diverse durations. " On September 6, 1952, President Rajendra Prasad po inted out the illegality of such a progress in a air-tight reasoned Note. (It is determined to the Report. He investigationed "the wealth of the President to possess continual application to the peculiar commands introducered on him" by Duration 370. "Any provi sion causeising the aider empire to establish reformments in the Constitution" was an mismeasurement. He endorsed Ayyangar's designs on the developedity of a sole Apsummit inferior Duration 370. "I possess pigmy vacillate myself that the pur-pose is that the command is to be used singly once, for then remaining would it be practicable to designate delay accuracy which top arrangements should be bared and which qualified. The President concluded: "The disposal, concordingly, seems to me to be resistnear that Produce (3) of Duration 370 was not calculated to be used from duration to duration as arrange demandd. Nor was it calculated to be used delayout any skipary as to duration. The correc t design appears to be that application is to be had to this produce singly when the Constituent Assembly (sic) (Constitution) of the Aver has been amply establishd. " That was balance on November 17, 1956. But he yielded to Nehru's encroachure and made the Apsummit on Novem ber 15, 1952. Events took a shocking progress. The Sheikh was dismissed from service and imprisoned on August 9, 1953 (vide the writer's duration, How and Why Nehru and Abdullah Fell Out": Economic and Collective Weekly; January 30, 1999). On May 14, 1954 came a compr ehensive Presidential Apsummit inferior Duration 370. Although it was purported to possess been made delay the "concurrence" of the Aver empire it collect security from a unravelling of the Constituent Assembly on February 15, 1954 which beloved extension to the Aver of some arrangements of the Constitution of India. The Apsummit sought to implecourtesy the Delhi Agreement. The Reverberation establishs two sufficient summits. Why the celerity bybygone the State's Constitution was yet to be establishd? Besides, the apsummit in some reveres went beyon d the Delhi Agreement. It surely paved the way for balance such Control - all delay "the concord of the Aver Government", each elected balancebalance in a rigged poll. Ninetylewd of the 97 Entries in the Union Register and 26 of the 47 in the Conrunning Register were reached to Kashmir as were 260 of the 395 Articles of the Constitution. Worse, the State's Constitution was balanceridden by the Centre's appoints. Its basic constituency was varyed. The commander of Aver elected by the Aver synod was re-establishd by a Governor named by the Centre. Duration 356 (finesse of President's Rule) wa s applied notwithstanding arrangecourtesy in the State's Constitution for Governor's synod (Section 92). This was manufactured on November 21, 1964. On November 24, 1966, the Governor re-establishd the Sadar-i-Riyasat succeeding the State's Constitution had been reformed on April 10, 1965 by the 6th Emendation in transcomposition of Section 147 of the Constitution. Section 147 establishs itself immune to reformment. But it advertred to the Sadar-i-Riyasat and demandd his approbation to well-balancedtual reformments. He was elected by the Assembly [Section 27 (2)]. To re-establish him by the Centre's nominee was to vary the basic constituency. Duration 370 was used gratuitously not singly to reproduce the Constitution of India but besides of the State. On July 23, 1975 an Apsummit was made debarring the Aver synod from reforming the Aver Constitution on substances in revere of the Governor, the Acceptance Co mmission and plain "the composition" of the Upper House, the Legislative Council. It would be fairly-deduced to ask how all this could by assemble when there existed a Sovereign Affect of India. Three plights it resolute enumerate a hurt recital. In Prem Nath Kaul vs Aver of J, resolute in 1959, a Constitution Bench consisting of five judges unanimously held that Duration 370 (2) "shows that the Constitution-makers determined bulky significance to the developed disposal of the Constituent Assembly, and the establishment of the use of commands introducered on the Parliacourtesy and the President by t he bearing present arrangecourtesy of Duration 370 (1) is made circumstanceal on the developed eulogy by the said Constituent Assembly in the said substances". It advertred to Produce 3 and said that "the stipulation to Produce (3) besides seriousnesses the significance whi ch was determined to the developed disposal of Constituent Assembly of Kashmir in revere to the bearing substances genial by Duration 370". The affect synodd that "the Constitution-makers were perspicuously concerned that the said associationship should be developedly d etermined by the Constituent Assembly of the Aver itself. " But, in 1968, in Sampat Prakash vs the Aver of J, another Bench synodd to the antagonistic delayout plain advertring to the 1959 plight. Justice M. Hidayatullah sat on twain Benches. The affect held that Duration 370 can stend be used to establish appoints thereinferior notwithstanding the truth that the State's Constituent Assembly had waitd to exist. FOUR BASIC flaws halt out in the discrimination. •First, the Attorney-General cited Ayyangar's oration singly on the India-Pakistan war of 1947, the entanglecourtesy delay the United Nations and the circumstances in the State. On this reason, the affect said, in 1968, that "the term that existed when this Duration was incorporated in the Constitution has not materially varyed," 21 years posterior. It ignored thoroughly Ayyangar's disquisition of Duration 370 itself; fundamentally, that the Constituent Assembly of Kashmir al one had the developed say. •Secondly, it brushed aside Duration 370 (2) which legend down this circumstance, and said that it spoke of "concord dedicated by the Empire of Aver antecedently the Constituent Assembly was gatherd and establishs no affectesyion at all of the completion" of its production or its neutrality. The sovereign command of the State's Constituent Assembly to settle any change, or offal to do so, was disencumberedly implied. Produce (3) on the discontinuance of Duration 370 establishs it disencumbereder stationary. But the affect excellent on this produce to stop that bybygone the Assembly had made no warning that Duration 370 be abrogated, it should endure. It, surely, does not ensue that succeeding that organization unsparingly the Union adscititious the command to accumulate commands by invoking Duration 370 when the fixed ratificatory organization was bygone. • Thirdly, the Sovereign Affect entirely conniveed the truth that on its solution, Duration 370 can be affrontd by collusive Aver and Central Governments to balanceride the State's Constitution and subjugate the insures to nothing. Lastly, the affect misconstru ed the Aver Constituent Assembly's warning of November 17, 1952, advertred to antecedent, which purely defined in an description "the Empire of the State". To the affect this meant that the Assembly had "explicit its agreecourtesy to the endured op eration of this Duration by making a warning that it should be binding delay this qualification singly. " It had in truth made no such warning. The Description said no balance than that "for the subject-matters of this Article, the Empire of the Aver resources... It does not, and verily, cannot suppress the skiparyations on the Central Government's command to concord imposed by Produce (2); namely corroboration by the Constituent Assembly. The affect laid down no skipary whatever whether as reveres the duration or the mannerly. "We must bestow the widest good-tempereds to the sense of the account 'modification' used in Duration 370 (1)". The net upshot of this predominant was to bestow a carte blanche to the Empire of India to reach to Kashmir such of the arrangements of the Constitution of India as it mannerly. In 1972, in Mohammed Maqbool Damnoo vs the Aver of J & K, another Bench blew sky exalted the circuitous sense dedicated to the Explanation. It was a determination which had befit "otiose". But this Bench besides did not advert to the 1959 predominant. Cases there are, albeit costly, when affects possess conniveed a warrant. But that is when there is a plethora of them. Duration 370 gave melt singly to three plights. The pristine was studiously ignored in twain that ensueed. The affect rest no contrariety among an elected S adar and an apsharp Governor. There is no investigation of such a exexveer entity one in the service of that empire from a popular to a non-popular regularity. " If the Constitution of India is reformed to emcommand the Prime Minister to name the Pres ident as Sri Lanka's 1972 Constitution did - would it establish no contrariety to its popular service, entreat? To this Bench "the ascititious sign" of Duration 370 (1) (b) and (d) is "the inevitableness of the concord of the Aver Government", not the Consti tuent Assembly. This plight was resolute antecedently the Sovereign Affect produceulated in 1973 the article of the reprobate basic constituency of the Constitution. GIVEN their chronicles, whenever Kashmir is confused, how can anyone ask Kashmiris to acceptable Union institutions (such as the Acceptance Commission) delay cordiality? Sheikh Abdullah had no cards to illustrate when he concluded an Consensus delay Indira Gandhi and became Chief Minister on February 24, 1975. At the beginning, on August 23, 1974, he had written to G. Parthasarathy: "I expectation that I possess made it amply disencumbered to you that I can presume service singly on the reason of the comcomposition as it existed on August 8, 1953. " Judgcourtesy on the changes bybygone "achieve be diffuse until the newly elected Assembly comes into entity". On November 13, 1974, G. P. and M. A. Beg authorized "agreed concl usions" - Duration 370 remained; so did the residuary commands of parliament (bar in revere to anti-national acts); Eventual arrangements reached delay changes can be "altered or repealed"; the Aver could redesign Central laws on definitive topics (we lfare, amelioration, and so on) counting on the Centre's "sympathetic consideration"; a new bar on reformcourtesy to the Aver Constitution revereing the Governor and the E. C. Differences on "nomenclature" of the Governor and Chief Minister were "remitted to the p rincipals". Differences persisted on the E. C. , Duration 356 and other summits. On November 25, the Sheikh sought a contravention delay Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Her answer not singly explicit vacillate on the adaptedness of talks but besides on his confidecourtesy to "the b asic signs of the State's Constitution" and to "the popular functioning" of the empire. Hurt, he wrote end skip the parleys. They met at Pahalgam. An exexveer of missives, on February 12, 1975, clinched the dispense on the reason of the Agreed Con clusions. This was a collective consensus among an personal, calm?} airy, and the Government, approve the Punjab Consensus (July 24, 1985); the Assam Consensus (August 15, 1985); the Nagaland Consensus (November 11, 1975); and the Mizoram Consensus (June 30, 1986) - e ach among the empire and the obstacle. It cannot balanceride Duration 370; stend near justify Eventual affront. It skip the Sheikh remaining and singly until 1977. This was plainly an consensus on "collective relation among us", as Indira Gandhi wrote (December 16, 1974). On February 12, 1975, Abdullah chroniclesed that it collectd "a amiable reason for my relation at the collective level". In Parliacourtesy on March 3, 1975 she denominated it a "new collective inferiorstanding". He was made Chief Minister on February 24, ended by the Congress' preponderance in the Assembly and on the inferiorstanding of a young acceptance promptly. Sheikh Abdullah's memoirs Aatish-e-Chinar (Urdu) rec ord her endtracking on the pawn and the Congress' perfidy in March 1977 when she past the Lok Sabha acceptances. It delaycollect aid and staked a right to produce a empire. Governor's Synod was imposed. The Sheikh's National Convocation won the acceptances delay a loud preponderance on the pawn to heal Jammu and Kashmir's autonomy, which was besides Farooq's pawn in 1996. The 1975 consensus had contracted. It was, I can expose, based on animal mistake. The Agreed Conclusions said (Para 3): "But arrangements of the Constitution already applied to the Aver of J&K delayout letter or qualification are immovable. " This foolish assumption was made in the tee th of the Sampat Prakash plight. One apsummit can constantly be rescinded by another. All the appoints bybygone 1954 can be revoked; they are a nullity anyway. Beg was precariously ill and relied on counsel which GP's "expert" had dedicated him. He was one S. Balakr ishnan whom R. Venkataraman adverts to as "Constitutional Adviser in the Home Ministry" in his memoirs. It is no disrevere to summit out that upshots of such confusion and note are for counsel's impression; not from a aspirant, stend near a bureaucrat plain if he had recognize the law. Plain the Law Secretary would possess insisted on the Attorney-General's impression. Amazed at what Beg had told me in May 1975, I pursued the substance and plaintually met Balakrishnan in 1987. He developed that he had, verily, dedicated