Political Groups, Individuals Renew Fight for Autonomy: Review Petitions Filed on Article 370

Political Groups, Individuals Renew Fight for Autonomy - Review Petitions Filed on Article 370

A month after a five-judge Constitution Bench led by CJI DY Chandrachud upheld the Centre’s decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, several petitioners filed petitions in the Supreme Court seeking review of the December 11, 2023 historic verdict. In a unanimous verdict, a five-judge Constitution Bench led by CJI DY Chandrachud had ruled that Article 370 of the Constitution was a temporary provision and the President had the power to abrogate the provision which…

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Giriraj Singh Calls Congress ‘Seasonal Hindus’ Over Temple Absenteeism

Giriraj Singh Calls Congress 'Seasonal Hindus' Over Temple Absenteeism

The Congress in a statement said that Mallikarjun Kharge, Sonia Gandhi and Lok Sabha floor leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury will not attend the ceremony Union minister Giriraj Singh on Thursday slammed Congress for declining invitation to attend the Ram temple ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony in Ayodhya on January 22. “These people are seasonal Hindus, when they feel they have to get votes, they try to become soft Hindus. No one in the Congress has gone to Ayodhya since Jawaharlal Nehru. It was the Congress party itself that had done the work…

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‘Irony of All Ironies’: Omar Abdullah on Absence of J&K Elections

'Irony of All Ironies': Omar Abdullah on Absence of J&K Elections

J&K has been without an elected government since June 2018 when the Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party regime fell as the latter withdrew support from the alliance National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said while India is mother of democracy, “it was not reflecting in J&K”, hinting towards the “delay” in assembly and local body polls. Almost all the political parties in J&K have been strongly demanding assembly polls in the UT. J&K has been without an elected government since June 2018 when the Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party…

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MMU Issues Directive After Reports of Divisive Sermons in Kashmiri Mosques

MMU Issues Directive After Reports of Divisive Sermons in Kashmiri Mosques

Srinagar: Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) Jammu and Kashmir, headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq sternly warned elements trying to harm communal amity and unity in Jammu and Kashmir by stoking sectarian tensions here. MMU has emphasised that the urgent need of the hour is to focus on the fundamental teachings and principles of Islam during their sermons and discourses for the sake of greater unity among the Muslims. MMU makes a fervent appeal to the scholars, preachers, khateebs and imams of different schools of thought that while they follow their own school…

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Umar Farooq’s Surprise Delhi Trip Triggers Curiosity in Kashmir and Capital

Umar Farooq's Surprise Delhi Trip Triggers Curiosity in Kashmir and Capital

A Whisper of Diplomacy: Kashmir Leader’s Delhi Visit Stirs Hope Amid Lingering Uncertainty Srinagar: In the winter chill of Kashmir, an unexpected thaw has sent a ripple of speculation through the valley and the corridors of power in Delhi. The surprise visit of Umar Farooq, chairman of the moderate faction of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), after three years of travel restrictions, has ignited a flicker of hope in the long-simmering conflict. Farooq’s enigmatic trip, shrouded in secrecy but marked by meetings with unnamed officials, has left observers scrambling…

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