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Scrapping of Article 370 may just be the beginning of a long night for democracy in India

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

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No debate, no discussion, no dissent, and the Constitution is changed

Home Minister Amit Shah declared Monday morning that Article 370 of the Indian Constitution is dead. Article 35A also goes. Ladakh is now a Union Territory without a legislature. The other two regions of the state, Jammu and Kashmir, will now be a Union Territory with a legislature. Shivam Vij writes the Modi government’s unilateral decision to change the constitutional status of J&K is anything but democratic.

Modi has clean-bowled Imran Khan with Kashmir Yorker

Until now, it was Pakistan that always set the pace on Kashmir. Modi has turned the tables by scrapping Article 370 and Pakistan is struggling for a response, writes Shekhar Gupta.

Modi govt looks at bringing back 4-year undergrad course, doing away with Master’s for PhD

Five years after it scrapped the four-year undergraduate programme in Delhi University, the Modi government is now not only looking to revive it but also accord it more value, reports Kritika Sharma.

On Article 370, India hasn’t violated any international treaty. That’s why world won’t react

What India has done is entirely constitutional. It is not a breach of any domestic law, nor is it a violation of any international treaty obligation. This means the opposition to it will be muted at best, writes Abhijit Iyer-Mitra.

Now, IAS, IPS, IFS officers will have to deposit gifts in museum Modi govt is setting up

IAS and IPS officers, along with other civil servants, may no longer be able to take home the gifts they receive on official duty. ThePrint has learnt that the Narendra Modi government has decided that all the gifts they receive will have to be deposited in an ‘uphaar sangrahalaya’ or ‘gift museum’, reports Sanya Dhingra.

5 criteria Rahul Gandhi’s successor must meet – even if it means burying Congress

Can a Dalit leader do what a ‘janeudhari’ Brahmin, Rahul Gandhi, couldn’t — that is, defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2024? The Congress party has no answer yet. It has held up the succession plan in the 134-year-old party for over two months, writes D.K. Singh.

Modi govt had told US about plans to scrap Article 370 twice — last week and in February

On 1 August, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar briefed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Bangkok, and in February, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval spoke to his US counterpart John Bolton on Modi govt’s plans to revoke Article 370, reports Nayanima Basu.

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