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Tag: Article 370

Congress divided over J&K, Azad takes on dissenters

New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday appeared divided on the issue of revoking Article 370 and bifurcating Jammu and Kashmir, with many leaders speaking in favour of the move although senior leaders have opposed the idea. Senior party leader and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad criticized party colleagues backing the […]

Pakistan Army calls meet, Parliament convened over Kashmir

Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa is to chair a Corps Commanders Conference in Rawalpindi on Tuesday to discuss the situation along the LoC and the developments in Jammu and Kashmir even as a joint session of Parliament has been summoned by President Arif Alvi. The Corps Commanders Conference comes a day after […]

Rahul flays axing of Article 370, abuse of executive power

New Delhi: Outgoing Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out at the government over its decision to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution and said the abuse of executive power had grave implications for national security. “National integration isn’t furthered by unilaterally tearing apart J&K, imprisoning elected representatives and violating our Constitution. This nation […]

J&K: Army Commander Northern Command chairs high-level core group meet

Udhampur: In the backdrop of the prevailing situation in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh chaired a meeting of the Core Group of Intelligence and Security agencies in Srinagar to review their operational readiness in the face of any contingency. He said that necessary security arrangements […]

Ladakh had been demanding UT status for a long time

New Delhi: Delinking of Ladakh from Jammu and Kashmir and granting it the status of a Union Territory has been a long-standing demand of the people of the cold desert region, which shares borders with Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and China. The people of Ladakh, comprising a mix of Buddhists and Shia Muslims, had been frowning over […]

SP-rank officials to ensure security of Kashmiri students in UP

Meerut: Superintendent of Police (SP)-ranked officers have been asked to ensure the security of Kashmiri students studying in various districts of western Uttar Pradesh. Meerut IG (Range) Alok Singh said on Tuesday: “There is a good presence of Kashmiri students in Meerut, Ghaziabad and Noida. We have appointed SP-level officers in each of the three […]

Imran Khan
Revoking Article 370 to 'further deteriorate' relations between N-capable neighbours: Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday termed India’s move to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir as “illegal” and said it will “further deteriorate” relations between the nuclear-capable neighbours. The Indian government on Monday revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir […]

Pakistan summons Indian envoy, rejects Indian move on J&K

Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday summoned Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria and conveyed a strong demarche on India scrapping the special status for Jammu and Kashmir, and its “unequivocal rejection of these illegal actions”. Pakistan Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood summoned the Indian High Commissioner to the Foreign Office and conveyed a strong demarche on the announcements […]

Bifurcated UTs would become 'state' again when normal: Shah

New Delhi: Blaming the Constitution’s Articles 370 and 35A for Jammu and Kashmir’s backwardness, violence and terrorism, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said that removal of the controversial provisions would end bloodshed in the state and ensure its economic growth. Replying to members after the debate on the resolution to scrap the contentious […]

Internal matter, India explains K-move to P-5

New Delhi: India has conveyed to foreign envoys, including five permanent members of the UN Security Council (P-5) that the decision to abrogate Article 370 and split the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two are an “internal” matter aimed at providing good governance and economic development of the state. “In the light of interest […]

RS nod to bifurcate J&K into UTs, resolution to axe Art 370

New Delhi: In a big triumph for the government, the Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019 and adopted the resolution to scrap the Constitution’s Article 370 paving way for bifurcation of the state into two Union territories (UTs) and allowing people from other states to buy land there. The […]

How India's new UTs J&K, Ladakh will function

New Delhi: The Centre on Monday revoked Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir and brought in the J&K Reorganisation Bill 2019 which splits the state into two Union Territories: Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh without one. After the Union Cabinet’s decision, Union Home Minister Amit […]

Article 370 scrapped: Jammu celebrates despite restrictions

Jammu: Notwithstanding restrictions on movement of people, there were celebrations in parts of Jammu as the government abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution that granted special status to the state. People danced to drumbeats and distributed sweets as they hailed the Centre’s move as a “bold”, “historic” and “monumental” decision towards delivery of justice to […]

Dismembering J&K a fatal error: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday said the splitting of Jammu and Kashmir was a fatal error and it sent a “very wrong signal” to other states. “You are dismembering a state. You think you are doing it to J&K but what you are doing to J&K using these provisions, misinterpreting, in […]

Article 370: Azad, Vaiko's diatribe munched with glee in Pakistan!

Bhubaneswar: While the popular sentiments of the nation sail with Modi government’s decision to revoke Article 370, the yawning divide among the country’s mainstream political parties has become a fodder for the Pakistani establishment and the media there. When Pakistani leaders across the spectrum speak in one voice opposing the abrogation of Article 370, the […]

Art 370 Scrapped: Bollywood Stars Sing Modi Sarkar's 'Yeh Kashmir Hai...' Niti

Bhubaneswar: In keeping with the credo of PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat’ crusade, the Union Government on Monday has decided to knock down the Art 370, a temporary provision inserted in Constitution by a Presidential decree in 1952 granting special status to Jammu & Kashmir. While the historic decision by the Modi Sarkar […]

Kashmiri Pandits hail axing of Article 370

New Delhi: Hindu Pandits who have been displaced from the Kashmir Valley on Monday hailed the decision to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution giving special status to Jammu and Kashmir and said they hoped this will help them return to their lost homes. “This is certainly a historical and bold decision. The people of […]

Kashmir: Irrevocable part of India; A Brief History

New Delhi: The Instrument of Accession itself ‘executed in October 1947 and under which Maharaja Hari Singh handed over the State to India’ had three specific clauses which remain relevant today: Clause 3: “I accept the matters specified in the schedule hereto as the matters with respect to which the Dominion Legislature may make laws […]

Modi Govt Scripts History! Scraps Article 370 In Jammu And Kashmir; Praises Pour In

The Centre today scrapped Article 370, which grants special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah informed the Parliament today. Shah proposed in the Rajya Sabha to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution in Jammu and Kashmir, ending the special status to the state. Shah moved the amendment amid uproar […]

Article 370 will be removed if Modi returns to power: Shah

Ranchi: BJP President Amit Shah said on Wednesday that Article 370 of the Constitution would be removed if Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to power after the Lok Sabha elections. Article 370 grants autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir and limits the Parliament’s power to make laws concerning the state. “I assure you that Article […]

'Pakistan won't accept repeal of Indian Article 370'

Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal has said that Islamabad will never accept India repealing Article 370 of its Constitution that gives autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir. Faisal made the remark during his weekly press briefing on Friday here, reports Radio Pakistan. “Pakistan will never accept the repeal of Article 370 of the […]

Constitutional amendments needed for Kashmir: RSS chief

Nagpur: RSS chief Mohan Baghwat on Saturday called for constitutional amendments to fully integrate Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of India, amid a raging debate over the demand for abrogation of Article 370 that gives the state special status. Addressing RSS volunteers on its 92nd foundation day, Bhagwat said Hindus who migrated to the […]

Arun Jaitley
No dilution in BJP stand on Art 370, says Jaitley

New Delhi: Weeks after Narendra Modi advocated a debate on Article 370, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley today said there is no dilution of party stand that the provision which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir should be scrapped. He said a debate was needed to assess whether it has caused harm or provided […]