Restore JK’s Special Status with Dignity, Won’t beg for It’: Congress to BJP

‘Why did you (BJP) take away the special status of Jammu and Kashmir? Why did you bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir in the first place?” the Congress leader asked. A day after the BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav said that the BJP wants to restore the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir, Congress party on Saturday said the ruling party should restore it without “beating around the bush”. “First of all, they should tell us why they took away statehood of Jammu and Kashmir. If they want to restore it, restore it…

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Dr. Farooq back in limelight after 10 months; Says Domicile Policy is “Illegal and Unconstitutional”

For the past two days, National Conference president and five-time former chief minister Farooq Abdullah is back in the open with Kashmir-centric political messaging as he called the domicile policy for J&K as “illegal and unconstitutional” which he seems to be using as a stepping stone for staging a comeback in the politically vacant space in Kashmir . Farooq Abdullah, 83, ventured out in public this weekend for the first time since release from more than seven-month long detention under PSA in March this year. He was detained on August…

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NC, PDP reject Domicile Law, move aimed at changing J&K’s demography

The National Conference (NC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday rejected the J&K Reorganisation (Adaptation of State Laws) Order, 2020, and the J&K Grant of Domicile Certificate ( Procedure) Rules 2020, saying “it was aimed at changing the demography of the erstwhile State of J&K”. An NC spokesman said the amended domicile law was made in exercise of power under the J&K Reorganization Act 2019, “which stands challenged in the number of petitions before the Supreme Court”. “With the constitutional validity of the Act impugned and the petitions under the consideration of…

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Domicile is a reality now, LG inaugurates online services for issuance of Domicile Certificate

Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today launched the e-Application-cum-issuance of Domicile Certificate, developed by Jammu and Kashmir e-Governance Agency (JaKeGA), here at the Raj Bhavan. With the launch of this service, the count of the Government to Citizen (G2C) online services reached 27. It is an addition to the UT Government’s e-governance initiatives to speed up a public delivery mechanism through minimal human intervention, besides ensuring efficiency, transparency, and reliability of such services. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Bipul Pathak, Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor and Administrative Secretary of Information Technology…

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Restore Pre-August 5 position of J&K: National Conference

Statements to create an atmosphere of ‘peace, love and amity’ have no meaning unless the Centre respects the political aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, say 11 leaders of the party Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s all-party meeting over the Ladakh face-off with China and the death of 20 soldiers, the top leadership of the National Conference (NC) on Friday praised the BJP leadership’s reconciliatory tone and demanded the restoration of pre-August 5, 2019 constitutional position of Jammu and Kashmir and the unification of the Union Territories…

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Coronavirus: J&K recorded 149 fresh positive cases and 7 deaths in 24 hours

By – Tahaa Yaseen Jammu Kashmir Thursday recorded 149 fresh COVID-19 cases that include 100 from Kashmir and 49 from Jammu, taking the infection tally to 5555. Thursday cases include 25 from Budgam, Pulwama 21, Baramulla 20, Udhampur 16, Kathua 12, Jammu and Srinagar 11 each, Shopian 10, Samba seven, Anantnag four, Kulgam and Bandipora three each, Kupwara and Poonch two each, and Ganderbal and Reasi one each.Of these cases, 38 tested positive at Viral Diagnostic and Research Lab (VDRL) of SKIMS Srinagar, which tested 1577 samples in the past…

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Beijing think-tank links scrapping of Article 370 to LAC tensions

India’s move changing status of J&K ‘challenged sovereignty of Pakistan and China’ says report A report authored by a senior figure at an influential Chinese think-tank has linked the current tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) to India’s move last year to abrogate Article 370 and change the status of Jammu and Kashmir, a decision that China had voiced opposition to. The article, for the first time, described the move as a joint challenge to China and Pakistan, saying the move had “posed a challenge to the sovereignty of Pakistan and…

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Post revocation of Article 370, Has China become a ‘Third Party’ to Kashmir Dispute?

On May 30, Lt General B.S. Raju, the general officer commanding of 15 Corps, and Dilbag Singh, director general of police, Jammu and Kashmir, chaired a high-level meeting in which top officials of the civil administration, intelligence agencies and security forces participated. Held at the 15 Corps headquarters in Badami Bagh, Srinagar, the meeting had an urgent agenda: to “review the security situation and ensure readiness to meet anticipated security challenges”. The trigger was the tension along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. Sharing intelligence inputs, officials claimed…

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Non-locals to be ‘Considered & Dealt with as RSS agents’: The Resistance Front

The offshoot of the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba has issued an open threat to the non-residents of Jammu and Kashmir saying that they’ll be considered and dealt with as the agents of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). “We openly declare that any Indian who comes with an intention to settle in Kashmir will be treated as an agent of RSS and not as civilian and will be dealt with appropriately,” the Resistance Front said in a statement. The Resistance Front, which is owning up terror attacks in Kashmir, is an offshoot of the…

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Lockdown 4.0: Ongoing countrywide lockdown has been extended till May 31

By: Tahaa Yaseen • Public spaces, flight ops, shopping malls to remain shut• Offices, shops to reopen with conditions• States to decide Red, Green, Orange Zones The ongoing countrywide lockdown has been extended till May 31, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) announced on Sunday. In an order, the NDMA said lockdown measures need to be implemented for a further period of 14 days in the country to contain the spread of COVID-19.The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 2,872 and the number of total positive cases climbed to…

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