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India’s Supreme Court Sets Deadline for J&K Elections

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India’s Supreme Court has issued a directive to the election commission, mandating elections in the Jammu and Kashmir region by September 30, 2024. 

The court also affirmed the reorganization of Ladakh as a Union Territory, a move initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in 2019.

The End of Special Status:

The Supreme Court, in its Monday ruling, declared that the special status previously accorded to the Himalayan territory of Jammu and Kashmir was a temporary provision. This comes in the aftermath of the special status revocation in 2019.

According to the court’s decision, the reorganization of Ladakh as a Union Territory has been upheld. 

This move is part of the larger integration process initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration in 2019.

Implications for Regional Elections:

The court’s directive, embedded within the verdict on petitions challenging the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, paves the way for regional elections. 

This marks a significant step in the political integration of the area into the broader Indian governance structure.

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