UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-2

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    Which of the following statements correctly describe the present relationship between the Stab of Jammu and Kashmir and Union of India?
    1. Parliament cannot alter the name and boundary of Jammu and Kashmir like in the case of other states.
    2. Directive Principles of State Policy are not applicable in Jammu and Kashmir.
    3. Jammu and Kashmir is not considered a State of India under the Definition of State in Part VI.
    4. President's rule under Article 356 cannot be imposed in the state and instead there is a provision for Governor's rule.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  1, 2 and 3

    C)  2 and 4           

    D)  1, 3 and 4

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Parliament of India cannot alter the name or boundary of Jammu and Kashmir without the consent of the State Assembly, while in the case of the other states, the agreement of the assembly is not required. Thus, Statement 1 is correct. While Fundamental Rights are applicable in Jammu and Kashmir, Directive Principles of State Policy and Fundamental Duties are not. Thus, Statement 2 is also correct. Statement 3 is also correct. Provision in Part VI providing for Legislative Assembly, Governor, High Courts etc. which are applicable to states of India but not applicable to Jammu and Kashmir and it has its provisions in this regard, under its own Constitution. Statement 4 is incorrect, as both President's rule under Article 356 of the Indian Constitution and Governor's rule under Jammu and Kashmir Constitution are applicable to the state. Thus, the right answer is [b].

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