The artists aim to promote the idea of peace, harmony, and togetherness through the medium of art in Srinagar. For decades no major exhibition has been held in the Valley. The first time a significant exhibition of modern art was held in Srinagar was in June 1948, exactly 70 years ago.
Congress’ Saifuddin Soz says the government “should have realized much earlier that it was wrong for it to dilute the autonomy that was enshrined in Article 370 of the Constitution of India and the Delhi Agreement of 1952 between (Jawaharlal) Nehru and the Sheikh.”
Heads of all political parties in the state have been invited to attend the meeting at 4.30 pm in Raj Bhavan. Former PWD Minister Naeem Akhtar told The Indian Express that Mufti would appoint “a senior party leader to attend the meeting”.
The continued synergy among various stakeholders was emphasised by the senior commanders while interacting with the troops and officials on the ground, the spokesman said.
The decision for NSG’s deployment in counter-terror operations was taken by the Home Ministry recently and they will be put to use soon after their acclimatisation programme is over, the officials said.
“We kept it (alliance) for three years, but now with the present political situation having changed, the time has come for such a rule (Governor’s rule). A rule where the might of the state can take on terrorists with the help of the people,” Mahesh Sharma said
On the football field and on Kashmir, there’s a lot of testosterone around
As Governor N N Vohra held meetings with security agencies, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said ongoing military operations in the Valley against terrorists would continue as earlier.
Jammu and Kashmir BJP chief Ravinder Raina, who was flanked by several top BJP leaders including former deputy chief minister Kavinder Gupta, said restoration of law and order is the need of the hour.
Our only aim is that terrorism should end and peace should prevail in Kashmir and our government will work keeping this in mind: Rajnath Singh
Operations in the valley would continue as earlier, Rawat said adding that ceasefire was suspended by the centre only during Ramzan so that people could offer prayers peacefully.
Omar Abdullah called for fresh elections while the Congress indicated that it preferred the imposition of Governor’s rule at this juncture.
Blaming the PDP for the fall of the alliance government, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav, told reporters in New Delhi that “continuance in the government had become untenable… responsibility for this kind of scenario lies with the other side”.
The slain militants have been identified as Adil Ahmad, a resident of Midoora Tral, Danish Ahmad of Pinglish Tral and a foreigner. Adil had joined militant ranks only two days ago while Danish was a 23-day-old militant.
The 213 CRPF companies, comprising 75-85 vehicles, will be in addition to the deployment of J&K Police personnel.