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Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
2) Critically examine the effect of abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A on the federal fabric of the country.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article throws light on the recent move made by the government with respect to abrogating Article 370 and Article 35A and in what way it has affected the federal character of the country.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must critically examine the essence of federalism and the blow it has taken due to the scrapping of article 370 and 35A.
Critically Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.
Structure of the answer:
Brief upon the context of the question or start with definition of federalism.
Discussion should have the following aspects covered:
In what way it has silenced the voices of those affected by these actions?
Tendency of centralization of power.
Detail upon the federal arrangements and effects on political decentralization.
Conclude with need to respect and value federalism as the beholding fabric of the country and that it shouldn’t be disturbed.