Opinion | Special status debate uniquely Indian? Not really, read history
Europe has examples of regional autonomy within nation-states just as much as it has had episodes of divided loyalties
At the time of filing this piece, it is still unclear whether the Indian government’s decision to revoke the special status granted to the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) by Article 370 of the Constitution will pass constitutional muster. My working assumption, however, is that if a democratically elected government has made this decision, acting on a promise in its manifesto, it will be legalized in the end, one way or another.