Unraveling The New Media Policy, 2020 After Scrapping Of Article 370
Aditi Mohapatra & Saswata Behera, students at KIIT School of Law.
The engineers of the Indian Constitution were eager to make the nation sovereign steady, and peaceful. Constitutional laws have a very pivotal role in establishing the nation’s legal system, including Art.370 and 35A, empowering the residents of Jammu and Kashmir with extraordinary powers. The goal was to put an end to terrorism in the nation and to fulfill the demand of the people of Ladakh, who wanted it to be a separate entity. But these articles have always remained mired in controversy attributable to its inconsistent allotment inside the structure of free India. After the abrogation of Article 370, the interpretation of the Fundamental Rights of the Press contributed questionably to the formation of the new 2020 Media Policy, and it applies only to J&K. After the dissatisfaction with regards to Article 370 in Kashmir, the policy emits an impression to be an endeavor of the legislature to turn things well in Kashmir. This paper likewise explores the history of Jammu & Kashmir, the post-era of the repealed Article 370, and towards the end, it explains what progressive improvement of the state has occurred. It also inspects the legitimacy of legislative issues associated with it by disentangling the Media Policy 2020, once rejecting Article 370.
Keywords: The Indian Constitution, Abrogation of Article 370, Media Policy, Right To Press, Jammu & Kashmir, Union Territories.