While Sheikh was released from Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC), that has been declared a sub-jail, Mir and Lone were allowed free movement after security forces deployed at their houses were removed.
Mainstay of the state’s economy, three-fourths of India’s total production, Kashmir apples have survived spot-less through the Valley’s 30-year insurgency. Is this about to change, as the Centre takes over procurement in its bid to restore ‘normalcy’, militants strike back with threats, and growers watch their fruit rot? An Indian Express report
“If we give respect to the people of Jammu and Kashmir... make, demonstrate a bright future for the children here, bring businesses here... I guarantee that in a year, there will be a revolt in PoK and you will get PoK without war," Governor Malik said.
The Army also played confessional videos of the two men arrested, who were seen saying that they are affiliated to Lashkar. While one identified himself as Mohammed Nazim, the other said his name was Mohammed Khalil.
Since the Centre revoked J&K’s special status on August 5, Kashmir has been under a lockdown, amidst anticipation of violence. The Indian Express profiles the officials, of Centre and state cadre, in-charge of both security and administration, who have been holding the fort for nearly a month