20th August 1952.
This Assembly unanimously adopted the recommendations contained in the Interim Report of the Basic Principles Committee with regard to the future Headship of the State on the 12th June, 1952, and directed the Drafting Committee to place before this House appropriate proposals in this behalf within a period of one month. As it was necessary to have correspond-ing adjustments made in the Indian Constitution, it became essential to have consultations with the Government of India on this subject. Therefore, a Delegation headed by the undersigned, the Chairman of the Drafting Committee, was deputed to Delhi for the purpose.
During the course of consultations, certain other matters cropped up besides the question of the future Headship of the State. All these matters and the agreements arrived at between the Government of India and the representatives of the Kashmir Government have been placed before this House in a statement made by the Leader of the House and have been approved by this Assembly.
It was on account of these consultations at Delhi that the Drafting Committe could not submit its proposals within the period prescribed in the above mentioned resolution of this Assembly, and the Chairman requested you, Sir, for extension
of the time limit in order to complete the task assigned to the Drafting Committee. I am extremely grateful to you, Sir, that you very kindly agreed to put my request before the House.
Accordingly, I now seek the permission to present this report with the resolution and the schedule attached to it.
(Sd.) M.A. BEG
(Sd.) All Members of the
19th August, 1952.