Kashmir Politics

Article 370

The first general elections in J&K were held in 1952 and the elected assembly constituted itself as a Constituent Assembly. Meanwhile, the Indian Constitution vide Article 370 had granted a special status to the state guaranteeing it autonomy except for defence, foreign affairs and communications. The Constituent Assembly formulated the constitution of the state which was formally adopted on 26 November 1956. The assembly also formally ratified the state's accession to India.