Prime Minister Narendra Modi had mentioned revoking Article 370 in the party’s 2019 election manifesto. The reason given out to remove Article 370 was to integrate Kashmir and put it on the same footing as the rest of India.
The move also fits in with Mr Modi’s desire to show that his government is tough on Kashmir and Pakistan.
Further Reading :
- Former Special Status Of Jammu And Kashmir
- J&K: One Year Since Revocation of Special Status: RSTV- Big Picture
To read more about Article 370, check the linked article.