NEW DELHI, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Indian Home Minister (Internal Security) Amit Shah on Monday proposed in the parliament's upper house to revoke the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution which guarantees a "special status" to Indian-controlled Kashmir.
As soon as the proposal was made, there was a pandemonium in the house.
As per the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, the Indian-controlled Kashmir is accorded a special status which means that all provisions laid down in the Indian Constitution are not applicable there.
Presently, according to the Article 370, except for areas such defence, foreign affairs, finance and communications, the Indian Parliament needs the Indian-controlled Kashmir government's concurrence for applying all other laws.
Political parties opposed to main ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Indian-controlled Kashmir have opposed the attempt to scrap the Article 370.