Politics of State Autonomy and Regional Identity: Jammu and Kashmir
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Book ID : 31486
ISBN-10 : 81-7835-407-1 / 8178354071
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7835-407-1 / 9788178354071
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
285p., App., Bib., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Indian Federalism: Nature and Determinants; 2. Jammu and Kashmir: An Introduction; 3. Accession and Integration of the State of Jammu and Kashmir with the Indian Union-Politics in Jammu and Kashmir since 1947-77; 4. Politics of Jammu and Kashmir after Kashmir Accord (1975-1989); 5. Autonomy and Terrorism-Politics in Jammu and Kashmir since 1989-1999; 6. Autonomy Demand (Since 2000 to July 2002); 7. Fiscal Problem of the State of Jammu and Kashmir: A Clear Cut Policy Needed; 8. Regional Autonomy: Pre-requisite of Unity; 9. Kashmir Problem Re-examined; toward a more Federalized Solution in Jammu and Kashmir.
The demand of State autonomy has remained a highly contentious issue in Indian Politics right since the time when accession of Kashmir to the Indian federalism took place. This is a demand that often generate tension between Centre and the State. It is felt that the autonomy of the State may actually come to mean autonomy for Kashmir Region only. It may not follow to the regional and sub-regional levels. The state needs a multi-layered package of autonomy that extends beyond the State to the regional and sub-regional levels. Autonomy is needed to inspire confidence to the people, to make the system more democratic, to ensure speedier and balanced development and to made the administration accountable to the people and thus more efficient and above all, to evolve a composite and harmonious personality of the State. None of these can be achieved in the present unitary system of the state and by the centralization of power and administration. A more federalised and bottom-up approach is needed to solve the problem of the State. This book is an attempt to examine the relationship of Kashmir identity with the Indian Union, the regional identity of Jammu and Ladakh with the State. This book on the one hand is the description of the relationship between the Centre and the State and on the other hand is the description of relationship between the three regions, namely Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. My prescription in deeply federal and decentralizing in nature.