Why Dr. B. R Ambedkar refused to draft Article 370 of Indian Constitution:
In 1949, then Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru had directed Kashmiri leader Shaikh Abdullah to consult Dr. B.R Ambedkar to prepare draft suitable for Kashmir.
Dr. B.R Ambedkar, who was the First law minister of India and was the chairman of Constitution drafting committee but he refused to draft Article 370 because he was strictly opposed the Article 370 of Indian Constitution. Ambedkar thought that by inserting that Article and making limited application of laws made by Parliament for the state of Jammu and Kashmir, it would create lots of problem rather than solving.
Dr. B.R Ambedkar had refused to draft Article 370 of Indian Constitution by saying:
“You wish India should protect your border, she should built roads in your areas, she should supply you food, grains and Kashmir should get equal status as India. But government of India should have only limited powers and Indian people should have no right in Kashmir. To give consent in your proposal would be treacherous thing against the interest of India and I, as a Law Minister of India, will never do.”
When Dr. B.R Ambedkar refused to draft Article 370 as part of Indian Constitution, Shaikh Abdullah approached Nehru. And on the direction of Nehru, Gopal Swami Ayyangar had drafted that.
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