"If a father wishes his son to sleep forever in the grave in Kashmir, then use guns. Sheri-Kashmir (Sheikh Abdullah) during his lifetime never approved gun culture and did not approve that entry of guns in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
Azad said elections can happen immediately after the winter ends as the security situation has improved. Besides the apex court, only the BJP-led government can reverse its decision.
The former chief minister and National Conference vice president was speaking at a public meeting in Bhaderwah town of Doda district on the penultimate day of his week-long tour of Chenab valley in Jammu division.
In 2018, 143 incidents of 'Estimated Net Infiltration' were reported from Jammu and Kashmir which had dipped to 141 in 2019, 51 in 2020 and 28, as per the reports in October 30, 2021
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah Tuesday said the BJP-led central government was able to abrogate Article 370 after his party was rendered weak after the 2014 elections with PDP founder Mufti Mohammad Syed declining his offer of unconditional support and stitching an alliance with those who do not have "good intentions" towards Jammu and Kashmir.
"J&K's future is linked to the special status guaranteed by the Constitution and the case for restoration of Article 370 is very strong" :Omar Abdullah
Noting that roads are now being built at twice the speed as before, the Lt Governor said there has been a radical change in its progress under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.
While the CAT bench at Jammu started functioning with effect from last year June 8, now with the issuing of notification dated November 17 the jurisdiction of the Srinagar bench has also been made functional, he said.
Many people argue that if the Modi government doesn't restore statehood and Article 370 then the Supreme Court will as the very basis, on which Article 370 was abrogated is flawed.
Home Minister Amit Shah said the new phase of development under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi has started in J&K, but attempts are being made by inimical elements to create hurdles.
Home Minister Amit Shah, currently on a three day visit to J&K, following revocation of erstwhile state’s special status and bifurcation said no one will be allowed to created hurdle in the development of the UT.
On his visit to Kashmir since Article 370 abrogation, Union home minister attends security review meeting, youth event, meets family of slain police officer.
Shah offered his condolences to the family and handed over documents of appointment to a government job to the deceased police officer Ahmad’s widow, Fatima Akhtar.
In his first visit to Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370, Amit Shah will also inaugurate the first international flight from Srinagar to Sharjah, and chair a high-level security review meeting.
The meeting came in the backdrop of ongoing anti-terror operation in Poonch forests in which nine Army personnel have been killed.
The team arrived here on October 13 to probe the intimidation and harassment of journalists in Jammu and Kashmir. The panel comprises group editor of Dainik Bhaskar Prakash Dubey, New Indian Express journalist Gurbir Singh and editor of Jan Morcha Suman Gupta.
Since January this year, Shah Faesal broke his long silence and is seen praising the government.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accused Central Government of completely failing to provide security to the people of J&K.
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