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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Article 370 became a fertiliser for terrorism, separatism in J&K

terrorNew Delhi, Aug 05: Terrorism has been the most common problem in Jammu and Kashmir. Take any attack and there is always a local link to it. An outfit such as the Hizbul Mujahideen has a maximum number of locals especially from the Valley.

Article 370 of the Indian constitution is an article that gives autonomous status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Article 370 was regressive and separated J&K from the rest of India

img_0081New Delhi, Aug 05: Article 370 stood as a wall between Jammu and Kashmir and the rest of the country.

None, except those defined as permanent residents were entitled to property rights, employment in state government, participation in Panchayat, municipalities, and legislative assembly elections; admission to government-run technical education institutions; scholarships and other social benefits, voting rights, right to join central services.

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By scrapping Article 370, Modi Sarkar has thrown the elephant out of the room

modi-article370New Delhi, Aug 05: India took a historic decision today to scrap Article 370 and also declared that Jammu and Kashmir would be a Union Territory with legislature.

This has been a long debated issue and many had sought that the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir be scrapped.

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