Looks like some people don't quite get that there's no 'Article 371' involving anything in the Northeast. Here's some non-rhetorical reality:
* Article 369, 370 and 371 are the first three articles of Part XXI of the Indian Constitution: PART XXI [TEMPORARY, TRANSITIONAL AND SPECIAL PROVISIONS]
* Article 369 gives Parliament termporary power to treat the State List items as Concurrent List ones.
* Article 371 deals with Gujarat and Maharashtra.
and has nothing to do with the Northeast at all.
* There are Article 371A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H I and J. They all deal with different states, and do completely different things.
Let's take Article 371A, which despite the unfamiliarity of those using it as their sock puppet, is the main rhetorical issue:
[371A. Special provision with respect to the State of Nagaland.—(1) Notwithstanding anything in
(a) no Act of Parliament in respect of—
(i) religious or social practices of the Nagas,
(ii) Naga customary law and procedure,
(iii) administration of civil and criminal justice involving decisions according to Naga
(iv) ownership and transfer of land and its resources,
shall apply to the State of Nagaland unless the Legislative Assembly of Nagaland by a resolution so
(b) the Governor of Nagaland shall have special responsibility with respect to law and order in the
State of Nagaland for so long as in his opinion internal disturbances occurring in the Naga HillsTuensang
Area immediately before the formation of that State continue therein or in any part thereof
and in the discharge of his functions in relation thereto the Governor shall, after consulting the Council
of Ministers, exercise his individual judgment as to the action to be taken:
Provided that if any question arises whether any matter is or is not a matter as respects which the
Governor is under this sub-clause required to act in the exercise of his individual judgment, the decision
of the Governor in his discretion shall be final, and the validity of anything done by the Governor shall
not be called in question on the ground that he ought or ought not to have acted in the exercise of his
Provided further that if the President on receipt of a report from the Governor or otherwise is
satisfied that it is no longer necessary for the Governor to have special responsibility with respect to
law and order in the State of Nagaland, he may by order direct that the Governor shall cease to have
such responsibility with effect from such date as may be specified in the order;
(c) in making his recommendation with respect to any demand for a grant, the Governor of
Nagaland shall ensure that any money provided by the Government of India out of the Consolidated
Fund of India for any specific service or purpose is included in the demand for a grant relating to that
service or purpose and not in any other demand;
In other words:
* It's not that Indians cannot own property in Nagaland - which they can - but that the Naga government can define its own laws on the topic.
* The Naga legislature can change all provisions in 371A(a).
* The Naga government is part of the NDA headed by the BJP. It has 34 seats in a 60 seat legislature and a 54% voteshare.
* The governor - the agent of New Delhi - has the last say on Law and Order.
In reality, Nagaland is nothing like J&K. Any Indian can - despite 371A - reside/work/own property in Nagaland, and changing even their own local law regarding ownership doesn't even require New Delhi to bother - it's entirely a local legislative prerogative - the NDA already controls the Naga government, and has done so continuously for two election cycles now.
371G (Mizoram) is basically a cut and paste of 371A.
371C (Manipur) has nothing about property law.
There's no provision for Tripura at all
Article 371B is simply the legal framework to create Meghalaya out of Assam.
The Sentinel Islands have nothing to do with 371 at all - the article deals with temporary, transitional and special arrangments for specific states. A&N is a Union Territory. Same as J&K.
At any time Indian interests - e.g. unrest in Bangladesh or Myanmar - dictate, guess what the NDA-controlled Naga legislature is going to do ?