Status: After the parliament passed the statutory resolution on repealing Article 370, the Home Ministry issued the Constitution (Applicable to Jammu and Kashmir) Order and repealed Article 35A. With this, the government revoked the permanent residentship and special rights that were available to the residents of J&K since 1954. Since J&K has become a Union Territory, the responsibility for the law and order in J&K now rests with the Centre. The incidents of terrorist violence have come down substantially in the past five years. However, the valley saw a fresh spate of targeted killings of Kashmiri Pandits (KP) in the past four years, following which hundreds of KPs fled the valley, while the remaining ones staged protests demanding relocation outside Kashmir. The number of Kashmiri Pandits living in the valley has barely increased from 6432 in 2019 to 6514 in 2022. The government continues to provide relief assistance of Rs 5.5 lakhs per family to over 42,000 displaced families who migrated from POJK, West Pakistan and Chhamb during partition and the wars of 1965 and 1971. The Modi government included 5300 more displaced families in the relief scheme in October 2019; these families had earlier opted to move outside the J&K but later returned to the state. i ii iii iv v vi vii