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To bridge trust deficit, J&K will try engage mainstream parties

The political mechanism currently under discussion is likely to involve second-rung leaders from regional parties in the Valley to form a political council that can initiate dialogue with people and assuage their fears in the wake of the August 5 decisions.

Omar and Mehbooba detained under PSA... had to take precautions: Amit Shah

Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were among mainstream party leaders placed under detention ahead of the August 5 announcement that ended the special status of the state under Article 370.


NC leaders visit Farooq and Omar, seek their release before polls; PDP cleared to meet Mufti

NC team says Abdullahs ‘pained’ but well and in high spirits; PDP given time on Monday, defers visit.

Two months into detention, Farooq Abdullah meets NC leaders; flashes 'victory' sign

Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah are among the score of politicians in Kashmir who remain under preventive detention since August 5.

J&K: Governor Malik allows NC delegation to meet Farooq, Omar Abdullah

A day after he was allowed to move out of the house nearly two months after the dilution of Article 370, Devender Singh Rana had on Thursday asked Governor Malik to allow their delegation to meet party president and vice president so as to decide their future course of action.

Allow us to meet Abdullahs, release leaders: NC to Governor Satya Pal Malik

The NC leaders sought immediate release of all political leaders, withdrawal of restrictions on free movement and expression of people, and called for “ensuring liberty by restoring democracy”.


Thou shalt not

Courts have expanded contours of free speech but their curious gag orders in J&K are shrinking it

J-K High Court: MPs can meet Farooq, Omar Abdullah but can’t brief press

Following the Centre’s decision to scrap J&K’s special status, Farooq Abdullah has been placed under house arrest in Srinagar while Omar Abdullah has been detained at Hari Niwas.

J&K: Omar, Mehbooba met their family members twice, says official

“They were allowed to meet after the family members approached the administration for permission. The families met them twice recently. They can meet the detainees twice a week,” a senior official said.

J&K Governor Malik not involved in detention or release of any person: Raj Bhavan

A Raj Bhavan spokesperson further said that the Governor had no communication with Abdullah and Mufti, while terming as "false and baseless" as news item in this regard. Both the leaders were put under house arrest following the Centre's move to abrogate special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370.

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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.