Are Kashmiris tortured by Indian Army?
Security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir have been accused of carrying out beatings and torture in the wake of the government’s decision to strip the region of its autonomy. The BBC heard from several villagers who said they were beaten with sticks and cables, and given electric shocks.
What is the only limitation in the Constitution as to what can be the basis of an amendment?
Constitution Hunt IV-VII
|What fraction of the states can ask for a convention to propose new amendments?||2/3 of the states|
|What is the only limitation in the Constitution as to what can be the basis of an amendment?||No state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage (vote) in the Senate.|
Why was 370 removed?
In April 2018, the Supreme Court of India ruled that Article 370 had attained permanency since the state constituent assembly has ceased to exist. To overcome this legal challenge, the Indian government instead rendered Article 370 as ‘inoperative’ even though it still exists in the constitution.
Did the Senate ever have term limits?
The lifetime limit of sixteen years total in either the House or the Senate was repealed by referendum in 2020. (Prior to the 2014 election, the previous limits of three two-year terms for House members (six years) and two four-year terms for Senate members (eight years) applied).
What is the percentage of Hindu in Pakistan in 1947?
In 1947, when India was partitioned, the Hindu population in Pakistan was about 24%. Today it is not even 1%. In 1947, the Hindu population in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) was 30%. Today it is about 7%.
Why did Kashmiri Pandits leave Kashmir?
The peak phase of the exodus was in the early 1990s, when Kashmiri Hindus, as a result of being targeted by the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front and other pro-Pakistan Islamist insurgents, fled from the Kashmir Valley to seek refuge elsewhere in India.
Who is real owner of Kashmir?
India has control of about half the area of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, which comprises Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, while Pakistan controls a third of the region, divided into two provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
When did Kashmiris convert to Islam?
Who removed Article 370?
On 5 August 2019, Home Minister Amit Shah announced in the Rajya Sabha (upper house of the Indian Parliament) that the President of India had issued The Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 2019 (C.O. 272) under Article 370, superseding the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954.