The special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir in the form of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution is turning out to be a bane. There are several calls being made for the repeal of the same in a bid to bring more Indianness among the people of the state, especially Kashmir. In the midst of these arguments, politicians from the Valley however continue to bat for Article 370 to remain.
The feel it is a bridge between state and centre. Imposing of central will is avoided due to the article and this is good according to them. It preserves the identity and culture of the people. It offers a lot of liberty to the people, they also feel.