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August 18, 2019 / 07:20 AM IST

Jammu & Kashmir highlights: IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal shifted to detention centre

Updates of the situation in J&K after Centre's move to revoke Article 370 provisions

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on August 5 announced revoking of Article 370 from the Constitution.

The Centre also announced bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories (UTs).

Home Minister Amit Shah announced revocation of Article 370 of the Constitution. The article grants special autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir.

The official notification of the matter was s

igned by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Centre has announced bifurcation of J&K into two Union Territories (UTs). Jammu and Kashmir will be a UT with its own Legislature. Ladakh region will be a separate UT without its own Legislature.

Shah introduced the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill in the Rajya Sabha for the same. The Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha. It will be taken up by the Lok Sabha today, August 6.

In the early hours of August 5, Section 144 of the CrPC was imposed in parts of J&K including the Srinagar district as a precautionary measure. Key political leaders including former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, among others, had been placed under house arrest late on August 4.

Situation in parts of Jammu and Kashmir remain tensed.
  • August 15, 2019 / 08:03 PM IST

    I-day went off peacefully in Kashmir: Principal Secretary Kansal

    Independence Day celebrations in Kashmir went off peacefully and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere, a senior government official said today.

    Principal Secretary in the Jammu and Kashmir administration, Rohit Kansal, said the first night flight will also take off from Srinagar at 7.50 pm today with 150 passengers. "The Independence Day celebrations went off peacefully and no untoward incident was reported from the Kashmir Valley," he told reporters. (PTI)

  • August 15, 2019 / 05:20 PM IST

    Shah Faesal shifted to detention centre at Centaur Hotel

    Former IAS officer Shah Faesal, who is under detention, has been taken to a makeshift detention centre at the Centaur Hotel here, officials said today.

    He was shifted from his home to the hotel during the night, they said.

    Faesal who was stopped from taking a flight to Istanbul at the Delhi airport during the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday was flown back to Srinagar where he was detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA), they said. (PTI)

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  • August 15, 2019 / 12:03 PM IST

    Governor Satya Pal Malik hoists tricolour in first I-Day celebration in J&K after revocation of special status

    Sustained efforts by armed forces have ensured that terrorists have accepted their defeat, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said today after hoisting the national flag at the Sher-e-Kashmir stadium here in the first Independence Day celebration after the abrogation of the state's special status.

    After unfurling the flag, Malik inspected the parade of para-military forces and Jammu and Kashmir Police.

    Addressing the gathering, Malik said people need not be worried about their identity after the steps taken by the Centre. (PTI)

  • August 14, 2019 / 09:02 PM IST

    Rajinikanth on Article 370: The way they planned the entire issue, it was a master strategy. First they imposed section 144 and ensured that people don't create any trouble. Then they tabled the bill, first in Rajya Sabha where they don't have majority and then got it passed in Lok Sabha.

    They planned and executed it perfectly. Politicians should know what to politicize and what not to politicize. I appreciate this move of the government because it is related to national security.

  • August 14, 2019 / 06:22 PM IST

    J&K ADGP, SJM Gillani: There have been detentions under the Public Safety Act (PSA), there have been preventive arrests as well. Some people have also been shifted out of the state. As of now, there are only 2 people who are in hospital with some injuries; rest were discharged after first-aid.

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  • August 14, 2019 / 06:14 PM IST

    J&K Principal Secretary (Planning Commission) Rohit Kansal: There will be some restrictions for tomorrow. The overall security situation continues to be calm. There have been no major reports of any untoward incident. 

    On the detention of J&K Peoples Movement leader, Shah Faesal, Kansal said: Any detention or arrest is based on local assessment of law and order requirement and taken accordingly. We will not comment on individuals.

  • August 14, 2019 / 06:12 PM IST

    J&K Governor's Office: Rahul Gandhi has taken four days to respond on an issue, which already stands clarified and settled. At present, the entire State Administration is pre-occupied with making arrangements for the celebration of Independence Day. 

    The Governor has already referred the matter to the local Administration which will get in touch with the MP at a convenient time. Governor has no further statement to make on this issue.

  • August 14, 2019 / 04:14 PM IST

    Will move ICJ, UN over Kashmir, says Pakistan PM Imran Khan

    News18 has quoted Pakistan PM Imran Khan as saying that his country will go to the United Nations and International Court of Justice over the Kashmir issue.

    "We will move to UN, ICJ and every other international forum on this. I will take it to every forum," he said.

  • August 14, 2019 / 03:22 PM IST

    Governor to hoist national flag at Sher-e-Kashmir stadium in Srinagar tomorrow

    J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik will hoist the national flag at the main function of the Independence Day at Sher-e-Kashmir stadium tomorrow for which all arrangements have been made, Principal Secretary of J&K administration Rohit Kansal said.

    In Jammu, the Independence Day celebrations would be led by an advisor to the Governor while celebrations would be held at divisional, district and sub-district levels as well.

  • August 14, 2019 / 03:12 PM IST

    Yesterday, Shah Faesal had tweeted, “Kashmir will need a long, sustained, non-violent political mass movement for restoration of the political rights. Abolition of Article 370 has finished the mainstream. Constitutionalists are gone. So you can either be a stooge or a separatist now. No shades of grey.”

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  • August 14, 2019 / 03:09 PM IST

    JUST IN: Reports suggest that Shah Faesal was flown back to Srinagar at 11.30 am today and was taken into police custody.

    Faesal was again detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA).

  • August 14, 2019 / 02:45 PM IST

    Pakistan seeks emergency meeting of UNSC over Kashmir

    Pakistan has formally called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss India's move to revoke the special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said yesterday.

    In a video message, Qureshi said that he sent a formal letter to the president of the UNSC through Permanent Representative Maleha Lodhi to convene the meeting.

    Qureshi said that the letter will also be shared with all members of the UNSC.

    India has categorically told the international community that its move to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution removing the special status to Jammu and Kashmir is an internal matter and has also advised Pakistan to "accept the reality". 

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