REVOCATION OF ARTICLE 370 OF INDIAN CONSTITUTION IMPLICATIONS FOR REGIONAL PEACE
Bharatiya Janata Party revoked the Article 370 of its constitution, after Modi resumed as Prime Minister; as result of electoral victory in 2019 elections. This revocation changed the legal and constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir. The proposed Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act was passed, subsequently, by the Indian Parliament. It divided the Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories. This development triggered extensive protest, within Indian Held Kashmir, as well as, across the Line of Control in Pakistan. Various political commentators feared that this unilateral act of India, in a disputed territory, would lead to threatening of peace and stability of the region. This paper attempts to analyze the post-revocation emerging political and strategic scenario in the region with a particular focus on the policy options exploited by Pakistan to highlight this issue at international level. An attempt has also been made to give policy alternatives for Pakistan to better plead its case at different international forums.