Govt to shut transit camps, move Pandit staff to flats

Govt to shut transit camps, move Pandit staff to flats

The state government has decided to shut the transit camps for displaced Kashmiri Pandit employees in the Valley in phases after concerns were expressed by security agencies over their vulnerability to mob attacks. During the 2016 unrest, these temporary camps...
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Supreme Court says dialogue not possible in J&K unless violence stops

Supreme Court says dialogue not possible in J&K unless violence stops

No meaningful dialogue is possible in Jammu and Kashmir unless violence stops in the strife-torn Valley, the Supreme Court said on Monday. “Talks with whom? No talk can take place unless the violence stops,” a bench of Chief Justice JS...
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Geelani seeks ‘Insaniyat, Kashmiriyat, Jamhooriat’ to resolve Kashmir Issue

Geelani seeks ‘Insaniyat, Kashmiriyat, Jamhooriat’ to resolve Kashmir Issue

Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has sought “insaniyat”, Kashmiriyat” and “Jamhooriat” to resolve the Kashmir dispute — ideas he derided when then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee propagated them in 2003. ...
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Not just one, three petitions challenge Article 35A

Not just one, three petitions challenge Article 35A

As Jammu and Kashmir is in a bit of uncertainty over the challenge to Article 35A of Indian Constitution in the Supreme Court, it has come to fore that not just one but three petitions challenging the validity of the...
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Claims galore on Article 35A

Claims galore on Article 35A

As nationwide debate on Article 35A of the Constitution has started, self-proclaimed experts on Kashmir are staking claims that it was all due to their exclusive studies that countrywide discussions on this provision have begun. Recently, a seminar on Article....
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Stone pelting cases declining in Kashmir: Rajnath Singh

Stone pelting cases declining in Kashmir: Rajnath Singh

Incidents of stone-throwing have reduced in Jammu and Kashmir due to the role of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said today. He said incidents of naxalism, terrorism and extremism have also seen a downward trend...
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Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah eyeing power via Article 35A: BJP

Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah eyeing power via Article 35A: BJP

BJP leader S. Prakash said that Abdullah is creating unwarranted noise around the provision, as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has clarified that no proposal in this regard has been put forth in front of the Centre. The Bharatiya Janata...
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BJP opposes PDP decision to send ministers to Delhi to protect Article 35A

BJP opposes PDP decision to send ministers to Delhi to protect Article 35A

The BJP has opposed the decision of its coalition partner Peoples Democratic Party to send its four Cabinet ministers to the Capital for mobilising legal and political support for Article 35A. The party has made it clear that the state...
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Is PM Modi signalling a shift on Kashmir?

Is PM Modi signalling a shift on Kashmir?

Nevertheless, the observation that Kashmir will normalise “not with guns or invective but only if we embrace the people of Kashmir” is welcome. Do Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks on Kashmir in his Independence Day address augur a change of...
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Four top ministers in Delhi to firm up support for Article 35A: Abdul Haq Khan

Four top ministers in Delhi to firm up support for Article 35A: Abdul Haq Khan

“We are going to Delhi on 18th (August) to see what can be done to put up a strong defence to our case,’’ state Law Minister Abdul Haq Khan said. “We will meet people and seek further legal opinion.” The...
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