Nov 2021

Understanding Kashmir and the Nullification of Article 370: Law, History and Politics – Panel 5: Democracy and Constitutionalism

Tuesday, 30 Nov 2021, 8:30 pm-Tuesday, 30 Nov 2021, 10:30 pm

Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and the Asian Studies Centre, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, have launched a series of five panel discussions with leading academics titled, ‘Understanding Kashmir and The Nullification of article 370: Law, History and Politics’. The fifth panel on ‘Democracy and Constitutionalism’ will take place on Tuesday, 30th November 2021, at 3pm GMT / 8.30pm IST.

On this panel, the focus is on the abrogation of Article 35A and Article 370. The presentations will cover the status of ‘permanent residents’ of Jammu and Kashmir, after the abrogation of Article 35A which conferred them special rights. We will also consider the legal history of Article 370, the circumstances of its drafting and the legality of its abrogation. 


  • MONA BHAN, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
  • HALEY DUSCHINSKI, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Ohio University
  • JINALY DANI, Senior Resident Fellow, Legal Design & Regulation
  • PRANAY MODI, Project Fellow, Legal Design & Regulation
  • KEVIN JAMES, Research Associate, Centre for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP)

Arghya Sengupta,  Founder and Research Director at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and  Professor Faisal Devji, Professor of Indian History & Director of the Asian Studies Centre, University of Oxford are the moderators of this series. 

The event will also be broadcasted live on Vidhi’s Facebook page.