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Detained in Jammu and Kashmir: Three former CMs, ex ministers, MLAs, Mayor

While there are talks within the government on easing the security clampdown in the state after the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, there is no official word yet on when the detained leaders will be released.

Quiet, lonely Eid for Farooq and Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti

The three leaders were detained after the Centre revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status under Article 370 and proposed that the state be bifurcated into the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.


SC refuses urgent hearing on pleas challenging dilution of Article 370, curfew in Valley

Poonawalla challenged the detention of former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti and Jammu and Kashmir People’s Conference leader Sajjad Lone who were put under house arrest on Sunday.

Former J&K CMs Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah arrested

The development comes after Union Home Minister Amit Shah Monday announced that the government has scrapped the special status granted to the state of Jammu and Kashmir by modifying Article 370 of the Constitution.

Will have dangerous consequences, says Omar Abdullah as Centre scraps Article 370

Abdullah said that the government's decision was "unilateral and shocking" and is a "total betrayal" of the trust that the people of the state had reposed in India when it acceded in 1947.

Section 144 imposed in Srinagar; public movement barred, schools, colleges shut

Kashmir: As per the order, all public movement has been curtailed and educational institutions will remain closed. The order has also banned holding any kind of public meeting or rally until the order is withdrawn.


Srinagar hears midnight knock: Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti under arrest, internet snapped

While ruling out curfew, the order also said public meetings or rallies would be disallowed and there would be “no movement of public and all educational institutions shall also remain closed”.

J&K Governor says 'no knowledge' of changes to constitutional provisions

J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik said there were "vulnerable" people, who did not know the area and could be targeted in a terrorist or fidayeen attack. "It is the responsibility of the state to provide security to all its citizens."

National Conference delegation meets PM Modi, cautions against any ‘precipitous step’

The meeting was attended by NC vice-president Omar Abdullah and Anantnag MP Justice (retired) Hasnain Masoodi. The party delegation also sought Assembly elections “before the onset of winter.”

Abdullahs meet PM Modi, ask him to hold J&K elections before year end

When asked if scrapping of Article 35A of Constitution was taken up with PM Modi, Omar Abdullah said the issue was not explicitly mentioned.

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Nitish, Omar, Rahul at Sonia Gandhi's Iftar party

Omar Abdullah, Nitish Kumar arrives at the Iftar party hosted by Sonia Gandhi in Delhi.

J&K Assembly: A day of drama

The session turned ugly when entire opposition accused Mufti led government of lying before the House.


Omar Abdullah: The CM of Jammu and Kashmir set to lose power

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah may have won the Beerwah Assembly seat by a margin of over 1000 votes in the state but the CM is all set to lose power in the volatile state.

Ministers pay homage to martyrs on Police Commemoration Day

The ministers salute martyrs at the Police Memorial on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Flood situation remains grim in Jammu and Kashmir

At least 100 villages across the Kashmir valley were flooded by overflowing lakes and rivers, in the worst flooding in 22 years caused by heavy rains.

PM Narendra Modi flags off Katra train

Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that the Centre wants to win the hearts of people of Jammu and Kashmir through development as he flagged off the train linking Katra--the base camp for pilgrims headed to Vaishno Devi shrine.


Today in pics: February 22, 2014

The sun sets over the central dome of the Parliament.

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Express Eye for Detail 14: J&K crisis, Sushma Swaraj out of 2019 race, American tourist in Andaman and more

This week we look at the strange situation in Jammu & Kashmir where a fax machine is all it took to stop three parties from coming together and forming the government. What it means for Sushma Swaraj to opt out of the 2019 general election and the c

J&K political drama: Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti find themselves in a strange situation

National Conference chief Omar Abdullah said that PDP and NC coming together is not the best idea for mainstream politics in J&K. But today, both he and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti find themselves in a strange situation.


'It doesn't help when 14-16 leaders sit on stage and blast PM Modi. It allows him to play victim... Must work at state-level'

In this edition of Idea Exchange Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah expresses concern over the recent political killings in Jammu and Kashmir and says that the Centre's lack of clarity on J&K is worrying.

Opinion | Is The BJP Putting Pressure On The Supreme Court To Amend Article 370 & 35A In J&K ?

Strongly objecting to the Centre’s position in Supreme Court last month, when it sought a “larger debate” on Article 35A, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said the state’s accession to the Indian Union and its special status are “two sides of the same coin” and “if there is debate on (the legality) of the Article, […]

Why isn’t BJP-PDP forming govt. in J&K: Omar

Srinagar (J&K), Feb 25 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah questioned the delay by the BJP-PDP alliance in forming the government in the state, in spite of having good numbers in the assembly. Talking about the present Governor Rule in the state, Abdullah said the rule is imposed when there is no numbers, which is also called the Breakdown of Constitutional Order, where there is no possibility of the formation of a government.

Unaware of developments about selection of next CM: Omar Abdullah

Chennai, Jan 15 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said that he was unaware of the developments regarding the election of the next Chief Minister of the state. He added that whatever be the decision, it should be for the welfare of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He added that both Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) need to chart the future course of action.