The Jammu & Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has introduced a chapter on J&K Reorganisation Act, 2019 in the political science textbooks for class 10, an official said on Saturday.
The book (Social Science Democratic Politics-II) concludes with an Addendum on the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 under chapter eight of Unit IV.
The center had on August 5 last year revoked provisions of Article 370 which guaranteed special status to Jammu & Kashmir and bifurcated the erstwhile State into two Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. The Centre’s announcement proceeded strict curbs across Jammu & Kashmir to maintain law and order. The restrictions were, however, eased out in a phased manner to a large extent as the time passed.
However, three former Chief Ministers — National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, his son Omar Abdullah and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti — and scores of other leaders continue to be under detention, while the internet speed is still restricted to 2G. The academic session for class 10 started across Kashmir and winter zones of the Jammu region with the opening of schools in the last week of February. The examination for class 10 is underway in summer zone Jammu where the new session starts in April.
The particular chapter talks about the resolution passed in both houses of Parliament on August 5 last year followed by a Presidential order the next day declaring all the clauses of Article 370 except clause (1) to be inoperative.