Kashmir observing Shutdown over Article 35A Row

A complete shutdown in being observed in Kashmir valley in view of a shutdown call given by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) against attempts to abrogate Article 35-A. Kashmir Post has learnt that shops, public transport and educational institutions have been closed. Heavy contingents of police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been also deployed in strength across the Valley to thaw any protests. Reports of similar of locked down from district headquarters were also received by the Kashmir Post newsroom The entrie Hurriyat leadership has been put under house detention…

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Can’t believe CM, PM’s word counts on special status: Omar Abdullah

National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Friday dismissed Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given an assurance over securing Article 35A, which guarantees the state special status. Omar in a series of tweets described Mehbooba’s claim as “immaterial” and said “we no longer believe” what the Chief Minister says. “Excuse us if we no longer believe what Mehbooba Mufti says after she comes out from these meetings,” Omar said while commenting on the meeting between Mehbooba and the Prime Minister where she had sought…

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