New Delhi, Aug 21: There is tight security in Jammu and Kashmir. Curbs are being eased gradually on a daily basis and besides a few incidents of violence, nothing major has taken place, since the abrogation of Article 370.
The curbs have come under question and three petitions have also been filed in the Supreme Court. 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.
Srinagar, Aug 12: There is strict security in place as the security forces gear up to ensure that Eid is celebrated peacefully in Jammu and Kashmir.
Sources tell OneIndia that there all attempts are being made to ensure that the day passes off peacefully and residents are not put to any sort of hardship. We are constantly monitoring the situation and a call on easing out restrictions will be taken from time to time.
New Delhi, Aug 05: The Centre would send an additional 8,000 troops to Jammu and Kashmir. The move comes in the wake of the Centre announcing that it would scrap Article 370 in J&K.
The Centre also said that Jammu and Kashmir would be a Union Territory with legislature, while Ladakh too be a UT, but without legislature.
New Delhi, Aug 05: Ahead of the crucial Cabinet meeting to be held today, there is speculation rife that a decision would be taken to scrap Article 35A in Jammu and Kashmir.
Although sources remained tight-lipped about the agenda of the Cabinet meeting, officials tell OneIndia that this aspect would be discussed. The meeting will be held at 9.30 am at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg.
New Delhi, Aug 02: The government has pressed into service Indian Airforce aircraft and the heavy lift plane C17 into service in Jammu and Kashmir. This has been done for the rapid induction of CRPF and other paramilitary forces into the Valley.
Both the Air Force and the Indian Army have been put on high operational alert in view of the ongoing situation in Kashmir.
New Delhi, July 29: There has been growing concern in the Valley after the Centre decided to send additional troops to Jammu and Kashmir. The apprehension is that the move is aimed at abolishing Article 35A.
The government has however clarified that there is no such move on the cards and the exercise was undertaken after several intelligence inputs suggested that the ISI would look to carry out a big strike ahead of Independence Day.
Srinagar, July 01: There has been a sharp increase in the number of arrests of stone pelters in Jammu and Kashmir.
In 2017 the number of stone pelting incidents stood at 1,412, while in 2018 it marginally increased to 1,458. However the number of arrests increased from 2,838 in 2017 to 3,797 in 2018.
Srinagar, June 28: One of the key points made by Amit Shah, during his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir as Union Home Minister was to keep terror funding under check. While observing that there has been significant improvement in the Valley, he stressed on the need to tackle funding effectively.
New Delhi, June 16: A state of very high alert has been declared in Jammu and Kashmir, following an input that suggests terrorists would launch a major attack.
The alert states that terrorists were planning on launching an attack near Awantipora. The possibility of terrorists mounting an Improvised Explosive Device on a vehicle and staging the attack has not been ruled out as per the alert.
New Delhi, June 07: In the first meeting that was held between Union Home Minister, Amit Shah and National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval, the Kashmir issue got top billing.
A fresh list of top ten terrorists was released, following which the Election Commission of India said that it would hold elections in Jammu and Kashmir later this year. The first priority for both Modi and Shah would be ensure that the Amarnath Yatra passes off peacefully.