Q. 164.7( 4 Votes )

"Holding together

Answer :

Yes, the above statement is true for India.

(i) All states in the Indian Union do not have similar powers. Some states like Jammu and Kashmir enjoy a special status. (It has its own Constitution as per Article 370). As any provisions of the Indian Constitution are not applicable to this state without the permission of the state legisative assembly. Indians who are not permanent residents of this state cannot buy land or house here.

(ii) Similar special provisions exist for Assam and the hill states of North-East India.

(iii) There are some units of Indian Union which enjoy very little power. These are areas which are too small to become an independent state but which could not be merged with any of the existing states. These areas, like Chandigarh, or Lakshadweep or the capital city of Delhi, are called the Union Territories. These territories do not have the powers of a state. The central government has special powers in running these areas.

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