After, revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir i.e. Article 370 and 35(A), there were several speculations everywhere regarding the revoking of Article 371. The latest update is that the centre has responded to Article 371.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that centre is not going to touch Article 371 in any case. He further explained the reason for it as it has the special provision for the Northeastern states in the Constitution.
Amit Shah further referred to some forces which do not want to see the see peace and prosperity to prevail in northeastern states, have been creating this confusion among the people on Article 371. Amit said, “Article 371 of the Indian Constitution is a special provision. The BJP government respects Article 371 and its clauses from A to J prevalent in eight Northeastern states and will not alter it in any way.”
On addressing the 68th plenary session of the North East Council Amit Shah said, “I have clarified in Parliament that this is not going to happen and I am saying it again in the presence of eight chief ministers of northeastern states that the Centre will not touch Article 371.”