Since January this year, Shah Faesal broke his long silence and is seen praising the government.
'The claims in a recently released report by the Union Home ministry are far from the reality. The reality is that there is a systematic disempowerment of the people of Jammu and Kashmir that is continuing to happen, through bureaucratic rule', PAGD spokesman and senior CPIM leader Mohammad Yousuf Taragami.
Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale said the decision taken by the Centre to abrogate Article 370 was in the ‘best interest’ of the erstwhile state’s people.
Protests and rallies were taken out at various places of the region for the first time after the abrogation of Article 370.
Rahul Gandhi had accused the BJP and RSS of breaking the composite culture of Jammu and Kashmir
In contrast to Jammu and Kashmir, where the government has come up with domicile law making it easy to acquire a domicile certificate of J&K for outsiders, the Ladakh government has stuck to the old rules.
‘Nothing started on August 5, nothing ended on August 5, things move on’, the Peoples Conference chairman said.
On August 5, 2019, amid communication blockade, military siege, and the arrest of thousands of people including three former chief ministers, the BJP government revoked Article 370. The communication blackout continued for a long time.
The PAGD held a meeting Tuesday at the alliance chairman and National Conference president Dr. Farooq Abdullah’s residence at Gupkar
Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma is on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir as the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs
Earlier, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad in his speech urged Rahul Gandhi to ask the government in the parliament to bring a bill to restore the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir having safeguards about land and jobs.
In many videos posted on social media, policemen armed with assault rifles are seen asking shopkeepers to open the shops in Lal Chowk and breaking open locks.
Experts in Kashmir say the central government has been very sensitive to Ladakh after the abrogation of Article 370 and Chinese reaction to it, which is the main reason laws haven’t been extended or adapted in Ladakh.
August 5 marks the completion of two years of the abrogation of Article 370 of the constitution.
The leaders from Kargil and Leh also said they reject any domicile law on the pattern of Jammu and Kashmir for Ladakh
Under the law, domicile is given to those who have resided for 15 years in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir or have studied for seven years and appeared in Class 10th, 12th examination in an educational institution located in J&K.
The latest visit came in the wake of a meeting called by the Indian prime minister on June 24 of all the J&K political parties.
Away from the media glare, the PAGD leaders met on Sunday evening under the chairmanship of Dr Farooq Abdullah in Srinagar.
Security personnel in position at the encounter site in Bhatadurian area of Mendhar in Poonch district.PTI Photo
Former National Conference senior leader Devinder Rana addresses at BJP headquarters in Jammu.PTI Photo
Former National Conference senior leader Devinder Rana is greeted by Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina on his arrival at BJP headquarters in Jammu.PTI Photo
State Vice President of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Salim Parvez joins the JD-U party in the presence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in Patna.PTI Photo
Members of Rashtriya Bajrang Dal stage a protest against the recent killings of non locals by the terrorists in Kashmir, in Jammu.PTI Photo
The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
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