J&K's Article 370 to go: Chandrababu Naidu's TDP supports Modi govt's integration move
Former Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj called it a 'bold and historic' step and sent her salutes to 'One India'
Arun Jaitley hails the monumental decision to revoke Article 370, says 'separate status led to separatism'
Mehbooba Mufti calls the proposal to revoke Article 370 a failure of Centre to keep their promise in Kashmir, warns of 'catastrophe' in a series of tweet
Omar Abdullah denounced the revocatiojn of Article 379 proposal as 'unilateral and shocking' decisions of the PM Modi-led government, and called it a total 'betrayal of the trust'. He added that removal of Article 370 and Article 35A from Jammu & Kashmir raises 'fundamental questions' on the state's accession.
Mayawati led BSP and Arvind Kejriwal led AAP is supporting the revocation of Article 370
Government continues to induct troops into the Kashmir valley. 8,000 CRPF troops airlifted from different parts of the country. C-17s continue to bring in more troops in Srinagar as bill to revoke Article 370 introduced.
Government likely to call an all party meet after announcing a proposal to revoke Article 370. PM Modi has briefed the President and Vice President on the matter.
Amit Shah proposes bill to revoke Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir in the Upper House on Monday. Here is the document:
Home Minister Amit Shah announces that Ladakh and J&K will be separate Union Territories.
Home Minister Amit Shah proposes revocation of Article 370. Govt brings 4 proposals pertaining to J&K to Parliament.
Home Minister Amit Shah proposes revocation of Article 370. Govt brings 4 proposals pertaining to J&K to Parliament.
Amit Shah speaks in Rajya Sabha.
Responding to Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Home Minister Amit Shah said that all the four things scheduled today are about the Kashmir issue. "I will also discuss on the current situation in Kashmir," he said.
Ghulam Nabi Azad of Congress create ruckus ahead of introduction of Jammu and Kashmir reservation bill in Rajya Sabha: "Entire valley is under curfew, political leaders including three former chief ministers are under house arrest. There is a war like situation in the state, so this should be discussed on priority," he said.
Speaker Om Birla did not allow any adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha
Rajya Sabha proceedings on air, Amit Shah to make statement in Rajya Sabha on Kashmir
Prime Minister briefs NDA allies of Cabinet decision before Rajya Sabha commences
As several Opposition leaders have given Adjournment Motion notice in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Home Minister Amit Shah will make statements in first in Upper house and then in the Lower House of the Parliament.
Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) leader NK Premchandran and CPI(M) leader AM Arif have given Adjournment Motion notice in Lok Sabha over Kashmir issue. (ANI)
DMK MP, TR Baalu has also given Adjournment Motion notice in Lok Sabha over Kashmir issue.
Opposition has mulled that only after hearing statement of Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha they’ll decide their next strategy. It is also planning to go to the President if necessary.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches the Parliament
Home Minister Amit Shah arrives in Parliament
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will speak in Rajya Sabha at 11 am and in Lok Sabha at 12 pm today on current situation in Kashmir
Home Minister Amit Shah will amke statements in both houses on Monday, first in upper House.
Cabinet Meeting ends at Prime Minister's residence
Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad has called a meeting of all opposition members of Rajya Sabha to discuss Kashmir issue at 10 AM
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks before attending the Parliament
The Rajya Sabha Chairman has decided that the Zero Hour submissions will be taken up in the House after the completions of Legislative Business listed for the day.
Cabinet meeting chaired by PM Modi begins at 7LKM
Congress MPs Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Ambika Soni, and Bhubaneswar Kalita have given Adjournment Motion notice in Rajya Sabha, over Kashmir issue on Monday
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reaches Prime Minister's residence at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg
Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) likely to convene meeting at 9:20 am ahead of Cabinet meeting at 9:30 am, both at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg.
At 09:20 Cabinet Committee on Security will meet, at 09:30 the PM will meet the cabinet.
Cabinet Committee on Security to meet ahead of the Cabinet meet that is to be chaired by PM Modi
Home Minister Amit Shah leaves his residence, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, home secretary Rajiv Gauba with him.
In an all party meeting earlier on Sunday, Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti appealed India and Pakistan to not escalate tension. The leaders have been put into preventive custody as the valley is under Section 144 from Monday 6 AM
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Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Mallik called for an emergency meeting of DG, Chief secretary and IG late night on Sunday
The Prime Minister will chair Union Cabinet meeting at 09:30 hours, sources said that PM will meet the Home Minister and then meet senior members of his cabinet.
Examination in Jammu University has been postponed
In view of the prevailing security situation in the state, the government has imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in Jammu with effect from 6 am on Monday. Section 144 prohibits the assembly of more than four people at a time.
Internet services suspended in the state of Jammu and Kashmir
PM Modi is scheduled to chair cabinet meeting at 09:30 hours on Monday
In a series of tweets, the PDP chief remembering former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee said that 'despite being a BJP leader' he had empathy for the people of Kashmir.
Hope those who accused us of rumour mongering realise that our fears weren’t misplaced. Leaders under house arrest, broadband services suspended & section 144 enforced isn’t normal by any standard.— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) August 4, 2019
Those who’re celebrating the situation here are ignorant about the far reaching consequences of any unilateral action that’ll taken by GOI.— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) August 4, 2019
Vajpayee ji despite being a BJP leader empathised with Kashmiris & earned their love. Today we feel his absence the most.— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) August 4, 2019
Congress' Jyotiraditya Scindia expressed his 'worry' over the ongoing situation in the valley. He further asked the government to make 'its intentions clear'
Leaders being placed under house arrest overnight while mass hysteria and deployment of troops, both continue to rise. The situation in #Kashmir is indeed worrying. The govt must make its intentions clear.— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) August 4, 2019
The uncertainty and fear only serves to worsen the situation. Govt must be open, transparent, and take people and opposition leaders into confidence!#StandwithKashmir— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) August 4, 2019
NC leader and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah in multiple tweets reiterated the ambiguity over the prevailing situation in Kashmir, further asked people to maintain calm.
Violence will only play in to the hands of those who do not have the best interests of the state in mind. This wasn’t the India J&K acceded to but I’m not quite ready to give up hope yet. Let calm heads prevail. God be with you all.— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) August 4, 2019
In a similar stance, JKPC president Sajad Lone asked people to stay calm.
It is imperative that we stay calm. Violence has cost us thousands of lives. If we disagree— there r many ways to express dissent. Nothing is irreversible. And nothing is permanent. Justice will prevail.— Sajad Lone (@sajadlone) August 4, 2019
The Jammu district administration asked authorities of schools and colleges to remain closed on Monday as a precautionary measure, officials said.
"All schools, colleges, and academic institutions, both private and government, are advised to remain closed as a measure of caution," Deputy Commissioner of Jammu Sushma Chauhan said on Sunday night.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik calls for an emergency meeting of DG, Chief Secretary, and IG.
Congress' Shashi Tharoor questioning the crisis in the state, questioned the 'arrest' of regional leaders, and batted that the mainstream politicians 'must be kept on board'
What is going on in J&K? Why would leaders be arrested overnight while having done no wrong? If Kashmiris are our citizens &their leaders our partners, surely the mainstream ones must be kept on board while we act against terrorists & separatists? If we alienate them, who’s left?— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 4, 2019
Authorities order closure of schools and colleges in Jammu on Monday as a precautionary measure: PTI
The government has imposed restrictions under section 144 CrPC in district Srinagar with effect from midnight 5th August (Monday) which shall remain in force till further orders.
The situation in Kashmir remains on the edge as late night on Sunday, Section 144 was imposed across Srinagar and former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti and Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference president Sajad Lone were taken into preventive custody.
Centre stepped up security deployment at vital installations and sensitive areas amid heightened terror threat and a flare-up of hostilities with Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC).
Barricades have been erected on many arterial roads, including the entry and exit points to Srinagar, the summer capital of the state.
Riot control vehicles have also been kept on standby in some areas where the apprehension of law and order disturbances is more, the officials added
After the Jammu and Kashmir government curtailed the Amarnath Yatra and asked tourists to leave the valley on Friday, anxious residents continued to throng markets to stock essentials and serpentine queues were visible outside shops and fuel stations.
The strength of security forces was amped up in the valley and 38,000 armed personnel in total were deployed in Jammu and Kashmir last week.
Earlier on Sunday, Home Minister Amit Shah held high-level meet with Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and with other top security officials.
As per reports, the Home Minister is also likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir for a couple of days after the conclusion of the Parliament session on August 7. Amit Shah's visit may come before the Independence Day on August 15, amid the prevailing security tensions in the Valley in the aftermath of the curtailment of the Amarnath Yatra by the state government.
Leaders of the mainstream Kashmiri political parties held an all-party meet on Sunday, centered around the prevailing tensions in the valley, NC chief Farooq Abdullah in a subsequent press brief accentuated on the crucial aspects that were discussed in the meeting.
The meeting was held at NC chief Farooq Abdullah's residence and was attended by NC leader Omar Abdullah, political rivals PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, J&K People's Conference president Sajad Lone and others to discuss the situation in the state.
Following the meeting, Abdullah said, "It was unanimously resolved that all the parties would be united in their resolve to protect and defend identity, anonymity and the special status of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh against all attack and onslaught whatsoever."
Read full press brief statement here
The meeting came amid skirmishes between Army of India and Pakistan along the border with the Army foiling an attack by BAT on a forward post along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector, killing five to seven intruders
As per news agency ANI, the Indian Army has asked Pakistan to approach with a white flag and take over the dead bodies for last rites. However, Pakistan refused to claim the bodies.
(With PTI inputs)