Kashmir Article 370 Highlights: Days after imposing section 144, the government on Friday said that the restrictions will be reduced in Jammu and schools will open on Saturday. The Jammu and Kashmir administration in an order withdrew the Section 144 which had been imposed since August 5.
Meanwhile, Ministry of External Affairs reacting on the suspension of Samjhauta Express between New Delhi and Attari Friday called it a “unilateral decision” by the neighbouring country. Addressing a press briefing, MEA Spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar said, “It is a unilateral decision, we never asked for it and we regret this decision by Pakistan which is intended to feed the narrative that the relation between India and Pakistan have reached an alarming state.”
Meanwhile, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and CPI’s D Raja were detained at the Srinagar airport on Friday, according to news agency PTI. “They showed us a legal order which did not allow any entry into Srinagar. It stated that even escorted movement in the city was not permitted due to security reasons. We are still trying to negotiate with them,” Yechury told PTI over the phone. The Left leaders had written separate letters to J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik Thursday informing him of their visit to the state.