Mufti, Omar arrested as report says govt may dilute Article 35A

Political leaders of Kashmir, including former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, have been put under house arrest from Sunday midnight and massive troops have been deployed in the valley. Tourists have already been asked to leave the valley. Read More
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Shah planning delimitation of constituencies in J&K: Report

Union home minister Amit Shah has held meetings with various ministries and agencies and discussed the long-pending delimitation of constituencies in Jammu & Kashmir, according to reports. This evoked sharp responses from PDP and National Conference. Read More
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In Jammu & Kashmir, public barred from key road for security

The Jammu & Kashmir administration has banned the general public from accessing the 270km stretch of the National Highway-44 between Jammu’s Udhampur to Kashmir’s Baramulla from dawn to dusk for two days in a week. This comes in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack. Read More
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NC, PDP to move court against amendment J&K quota law

Senior politicians in Jammu & Kashmir questioned the method adopted to bring in the amendments, a day after the Union Cabinet approved amendments to Constitution (Application to J&K) Order, 1954. Read More
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Kashmir leaders warn ‘scrapping Article 35A will be a disaster’

Kashmir was on the edge with leaders of Congress, Peoples Democratic Party and People’s Conference cautioning the Centre to desist from any “misadventure” to scrap the Article 35A of the Constitution. Read More
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Mamata vs Centre: Supreme court to hear CBI’s plea on Tuesday

Mamata Banerjee continued her dharna in Kolkata over the CBI investigation in chit-fund cases, which involved a stand-off between the Kolkata Police and the central agency when the latter went to interrogate the Kolkata Police chief, Rajeev Kumar. Read More
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In J&K, parties oppose ‘plan’ to change residency norms

While opposing the “plan”, purportedly initiated by the Jammu & Kashmir administration to bring changes in the rules for granting non-residents of the state permanent residency certificate, the state’s political parties have warned of “2008-like agitation”. Read More
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In J&K, PDP to boycott municipal and panchayat polls

The People’s Democratic Party decided to boycott the polls in upcoming municipal and panchayat elections in Jammu & Kashmir and appealed to the Centre to review its decision to hold the elections in the valley due to the “environment of insecurity” Read More
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