Article 370 gave special discrimination, not special status: Ajit Doval

New Delhi, Sep 08: The abrogation of Article 370 is purely an internal matter, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said.

Article 1 of the Constitution included Jammu and Kashmir as a state of the Union. Article 370 was the only article out of the 395 articles that was temporary in nature. The making and amending of the constitution is purely an internal matter, Doval also said. The constituent assembly of India had representatives from all over the country, including J&K.

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In first recruitment drive since scrapping of Article 370, 29,000 youth sign up for Indian Army

indian-armyNew Delhi, Sep 05: For the first time since the abrogation of Article 370, encouraging news of youth joining the Indian Army has come up.

Around 29,000 youth from the Chenab Valley and Pir Panjal region queued up to join the Indian Army.

With J&K being a UT, new schemes can reach the people directly: Amar Bhushan

The curbs have come under question and three petitions have also been filed in the Supreme Court. The former officer of the Research and Analysis Wing, Amar Bhushan tells OneIndia that the curbs were absolutely needed and had it not been imposed passion and anger would have spiralled out of control.

I have dealt with such situations and I know how high the anger and passion can be. It would have been a foolish decision to go ahead with such a decision without the restrictions, Bhushan also adds. Questioning the need for restrictions in the Valley is foolish, he also adds.

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Give it time, Supreme Court tells petitioners who sought easing of curbs in Kashmir

On the petition filed by Kashmir Times editor, Anuradha Bhasin, Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi said, “ we would like to give it some time. I have read in the newspapers that landlines will be restored by evening.” Justice S A Bobde added, “ the landlines are working.

I got a call from the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. Advocate Vrinda Grover then told the court that only a select few are able to use landlines.

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And now Poland: Has Pakistan lost the Kashmir plot at UN already?

New Delhi, Aug 13: Speaking out for the first time since the abrogation of Article 370, Poland has made it clear that a solution to the Kashmir issue should be found bi-laterally. Poland currently holds the UNSC presidency.

The statement by Poland comes a few days after Russia, a permanent member of the UNSC made it clear that the move by India was carried out within the framework of the Constitution of the Republic of India.

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Article 370: India secures its land and seas after Intel warns of terror strike

chinanavyNew Delhi, Aug 09: India has secured its land, seas and air after Intelligence report have warned of terror attacks and aggression by Pakistan, in the wake of Article 370 being abrogated.

The Indian Navy is on high alert after the intelligence signalled the possibility of a terror strike. The surveillance through radars have been stationed at crucial points keep a watch on any activity, officials have said.

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How Shah and his men burnt the midnight oil to make scrapping of Article 370 legally tenable

amitshahnewNew Delhi, Aug 07: Before taking any decision on Article 370, there were a host of issues that the government had to take care of.

Firstly, it had to legally tenable, secondly, secrecy around it had to be maintained and lastly, violence had to be under control in the Valley.

To relax curfew or not: A big call to be taken in J&K ahead of Eid

New Delhi, Aug 08: The Centre would soon take a call on whether to ease security measures in Jammu and Kashmir.

Intelligence Bureau officials and the entire security mechanism are keeping a close watch on the situation and a decision would soon be taken on whether or not to ease security on August 12, which is Eid-ul-Zuha.

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With Article 370 gone, how the lavish lifestyles of the Muftis, Abdullahs are set to end

abdullah-muftiNew Delhi, Aug 07: Article 370 is history now and a new chapter would begin in Jammu and Kashmir. A majority of the country is rejoicing, but the politicians in the Union Territory have cried foul and say that this is the biggest betrayal since the past 70 years.

Officials say that only separatism grew under a special status and now by making J&K a part of the Union, Indianness would grow. Under special status and protection, many have made merry and investigations by the National Investigation Agency suggests that the separatists in particular led lavish lifestyles, educated their children abroad and pocketed a large amount of money that was pumped in to create unrest.

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Five reasons why Article 370 had to go

article370New Delhi, Aug 06: A historic decision to scrap, Article 370 was taken by the Union Government. The decision has been hailed by a large majority and criticised by a small minority.

The government spoke about the benefits of scrapping this article and why it needed to be done a long time back.

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