Article 370 & Article 35A Revoked – New Union Territories of India

India is a big country with diverse culture and traditions. At the development of Indian Constitution in 1949, India had just one Union Territory “Andaman and Nicobar Islands”. Over the time, Government of India Managed to make new Union Territories of India, such as – Dadra Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu and Puducherry.

The Parliament of India can pass the law to amend the constitution of India and can form a new Union Territories of India.

What Happened to Article 370 & 35A of the Constitution of India

Home Minister of India, “Amit Shah”, has revoked two constitutional provisions on 5th August 2019 – Article 370 & Article 35A (that gave Jammu and Kashmir a special right).

What are Article 370 and Article 35A?

It states that residents of Jammu and Kashmir can live under the protection of a separate set of laws, which includes all those people who are the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir, property ownership, and their fundamental rights written in laws, as compared to other citizens of Indians. Because of this law “Article 370 & 35A”, Indians living in other parts of India can not purchase property in Jammu and Kashmir.

What are Old Union Territories of India

The seven union territories are:

Union Territories of India without their own legislatures:

  • Chandigarh
  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  • Daman and Diu
  • Lakshadweep
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Union Territories of India with their own legislatures:

  • Puducherry
  • National Capital Territory of Delhi

What are New Union Territories of India 2019

Union Territories of India Without their own legislatures:

  • Chandigarh
  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  • Daman and Diu
  • Lakshadweep
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Ladakh UT

Union territories of India with their own legislatures:

  • Puducherry
  • National Capital Territory of Delhi
  • Jammu and Kashmir UT

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