An essential element of this article is that people from outside of Jammu and Kashmir cannot be granted citizenship of the state. So they cannot vote in state elections but, if they are citizens of India can vote in national elections. Now it is being reported that nearly 15,000 people of Rohingyas origin from the Myanmar and Bangladesh. In a recent shootout, one of the foreign terrorists was a native of Myanmar, and military officials feel that such settlers could be ticking time bombs. There are other reports of Islamist organisations encouraging Rohingya Muslims to settle in Jammu and Ladakh. If outsiders have been settled in J&K in violation of article 370 and with knowledge of most, then is the Article 370 still valid/ Can we not settle others from Pakistan there?
- 17 Jan 2017