Agreement Of Accession

Faizan Mustafa, vice-chancellor of NALSAR, said that the special status, which gave the state a higher degree of autonomy than other states, is a promise made by India for the accession of Jammu and Kashmir. In a way, section 370 has focused more on autonomy than on integration. According to official data, the accession instrument, which laid the foundation for relations between the Indian Union and Jammu and Kashmir, was tinged on 26 October 1947, before India became a republic and was still a British rule. The document was signed by Louis Mountbatten, the first governor general of independent India. On October 27, the Indian army landed in Srinagar to hunt the invaders. After Jyoti Bhusan The Book of Jammu and Kashmir in Gupta, However, Mountbatten warned that it would be “dangerous to send troops if Kashmir had not offered to join first”, arguing that this would lead to a war between India and Pakistan. He proposed that accession be considered provisional and “if law and order had been restored in Kashmir, a referendum on the future of Kashmir should be held.” In 1947, Maharaja Hari Singh, the Dogra dynasty, then the master of Jammu and Kashmir, signed an agreement with India, known as the instrument of accession. As a result, the state became a member of the Indian Union, with the legislative powers of the Centre over the State limited to only three themes. This particular status was defined in the form of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

However, the J-K status quo agreement was signed by Maharaja Hari Singh himself and for good reason. All the authors who comment on the events leading up to J-K`s accession to the Indian Dominion agree on one fact, namely the Prime Minister of J-K, Judge M.C. Mahajan[15] was in New Delhi on October 26, when Maharaja Hari Singh reportedly signed the IoA. There was probably no authority other than the Maharajah in Kashmir, who could sign the status quo agreement. In all five cases, the status quo agreements were signed by Shri V. P. Menon on behalf of the Indian Dominion. He pointed out that if India signed agreements with special states after independence, one of the conditions was that the government would grant regular payments to former royal families, known as privy portfolios.

Membership of India is celebrated on accession day, which takes place every year on 26 October. [9] Yet, within 12 days of the signing of the status quo agreement with jammu and cashmere, Pakistan wrote a warning to the Maharaja on 24 August: “For Maharaja of Kashmir, it is time for him to make his choice and vote for Pakistan.