Advocating for restoring 1953 position in Jammu and Kashmir, former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Prof Saifuddin Soz said Pakistan should also give a similar kind of autonomy to Gilgit and Baltistan
With curfew lifted from all but two police station areas of Kashmir, BSF troops deployed to quell street protests were today withdrawn suddenly and replaced by the CRPF, barely a week after deployment.
A complete shutdown was observed on 53rd consecutive day Tuesday in Kashmir even though the curfew was relaxed for the second consecutive day except few areas. Clashes and protests were reported throughout the day in various places.
Urging the youth in Kashmir to focus on studies, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said the rightful place for our children is in the educational institutions like IITs, IIMs, engineering, medical, dental colleges and not on the streets.
Alleging that forces across the border are fomenting trouble in violence-hit Kashmir, Defence minister Manohar Parrikar has said that "a small percentage" of people in the Valley are holding the majority to ransom.
An all-party delegation which will be led by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Jammu and Kashmir on September 4.The delegation is expected to interact with a cross section of people as part of efforts to bring peace in the Valley.
Stating the continuous use of pellets in Kashmir amounts to betrayal, senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Ghulam Nabi Azad today said it is very sad that the demand made by all party leaders in both houses of Parliament
An army man was killed on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district even as the army claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid from across the Line of Control (LoC), defence sources told a news gathering agency.