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“The creation of union territories is an expression of India’s geography”, Discuss in the light of recent creation of the union territory of Ladakh and J&K.

Topic: Union territories

3. “The creation of union territories is an expression of India’s geography”, Discuss in the light of recent creation of the union territory of Ladakh and J&K. (250 words)

Reference:  Indian polity by Lakshmikant

Why the question:

The question is amidst the recent state of affairs being witnessed in the erstwhile state of J&K which has been bifurcated into two UTs.

Key Demand of the question:

One must discuss in detail the relevance and context of Indian geography and the formation of UTs.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

In short discuss about the UTs in India. The constitutional status and provisions associated with them.

Body:

Explain in short, the reasons for which the union territories came into existence in India.

Explain the reasons behind the creation of each union territory

Evaluate how it helped in geographical continuity and state in what way they are an Expression of India’s geography. Discuss the impact of having UTs in general on various aspects of the country.

Conclusion:

Conclude with significance.