ANALYSIS OF KASHMIR’S SPECIAL STATUS REVOCATION UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW
In August of 2019, India repealed Articles 370 and 35A of its Constitution, which essentially removed Kashmir's special protection status that had been in place for a long time. The people of Kashmir enjoyed a higher level of autonomy than the residents of other Indian states thanks to Kashmir's special protection status; but, once it was revoked, Delhi gained a larger degree of authority over Kashmir. Concerns about violations of human rights have been raised by a number of groups in response to the unexpected removal of the region's special protection status and the ensuing lockdown. This essay will take a very specific approach to the question of whether or not Kashmir's loss of its special protection status constituted a breach of international law. This article illustrates that although Kashmiris' internal right to self-determination may serve as a basis for illegality under International law, this right cannot be used as a justification for the current situation in Kashmir.