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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Bashaarat Masood


J&K: Most habeas corpus cases dragged on as court slammed govt on due process
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

However, in the 17 cases, where the court did quash the detention orders, it made significant observations, putting under the scanner, the procedure followed by the government while invoking the draconian PSA.

TA soldier missing from Shopian, abduction by militants suspected
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

Shakir joined the Territorial Army three years ago and was posted in Srinagar. According to his family, he was posted at Balpora Army camp in Shopian four days ago.

Bridging the Valley: What is holding back panchayats in Kashmir
Sun, Aug 02, 2020

Panchayats are central to the government’s efforts to project normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir, an example of democracy at work. One year after the erstwhile state was stripped of its special status, The Indian Express travels to two panchayats to find out what is holding them back — from lack of funds to powers

Mehbooba Mufti still held under PSA, some raise questions
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

Mehbooba Mufti, 61, was arrested on August 5 last year, the day the Central government abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and downgraded the state into two Union Territories. While Mufti was lodged under preventive detention for six months, she was booked under PSA in February this year.

‘SC was told a blatant lie that I am a free man… why am I being stopped’
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Soz says barred from moving out; free to go where he wants, says J&K administration

SC dismisses Soz wife’s plea as J&K says no detention, he says: not let out today too
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

In her plea, Saifuddin Soz's wife Mumtazunnisa had said he had been detained since August 5 last year, when the special status of J&K was abrogated, and the grounds for his arrest had not been furnished till date.

Ex-minister quits as NC spokesperson amid debate in party over J&K statehood
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

“I have sent across my resignation from the post of Chief Spokesperson of @JKNC. From here on none of my statements should be considered as such,” Ruhullah tweeted on Tuesday.

Omar Abdullah: I will fight, will not engineer protests to score a point
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Won’t stand up for them tomorrow, says NC Vice president, on Opposition ‘betrayal’ over Centre’s August 5 move

‘I will raise my voice, I will fight, but I will not give somebody in a uniform with a gun an excuse or a reason to kill one of us’
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

In his first interview to The Indian Express since the abrogation of the special status of Jammu & Kashmir and his release from detention, Omar Abdullah speaks about a range of issues, from the Gupkar Declaration to “disappointment” by the reaction of India’s political leaders post August 5, 2019, to the future as he sees it.

Amid Covid, security concerns, Amarnath Yatra stands cancelled
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Given the coronavirus pandemic, the Yatra had already been shortened and was to start on July 21 and end August 3, instead of the usual 45-day duration.

Ahead of Eid, J&K L-G appeals to people to follow social distancing
Mon, Jul 20, 2020

The Lt Governor said the Covid-19 cases in Kashmir have seen a surge after the government relaxed lockdown restrictions.

‘Nothing to do with transfer of land to forces’: J&K admin defends amended Act
Mon, Jul 20, 2020

The amendment paves the way for the administration to define and notify “strategic areas” for armed forces in the Union Territory.

J&K administrative council announces slew of measures to tackle slowing economy
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

An official statement said the administration “felt a need to consider similar hand holding measures for sectors/borrowers not covered under the Central Government package”.

J-K admin paves way to notify ‘strategic areas’ for armed forces
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

“The Administrative Council gave its nod to the proposal of amending the Control of Building Operations Act 1988 and the J&K Development Act, 1970 to provide for special dispensation for carrying out construction activities in strategic areas,” an official release said.

J&K admin bars assembly at ‘martyrs’ cemetery’
Tue, Jul 14, 2020

This is the first time since 1948 that no visitors were allowed in the cemetery to mark the event.

Days after Geelani letter, Ashraf Sehrai held, booked under PSA
Mon, Jul 13, 2020

This comes days after the TeH formed a team to probe the authenticity of the letter purportedly written by Geelani in which the latter announced his dissociation from the Hurriyat Conference.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani statement calling for shutdown fake: J&K Police
Wed, Jul 08, 2020

Police, quoting family sources, called the statement fake and filed a case under anti-terror laws.

Explained: How Pakistan offers professional courses to Kashmiri students
Sun, Jul 12, 2020

For over two decades, the Pakistan government has been reserving a special quota for the students of Jammu and Kashmir in all its professional courses, especially medical and engineering.

Geelani’s resignation blows lid off Pakistan medical college racket and the shadow war within Hurriyat
Sun, Jul 05, 2020

The bombshell resignation of hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani last week as “chairperson for life” of the APHC has caused a near implosion in the Hurriyat.

J&K: 3-yr-old watching, his grandfather and CRPF head constable killed in Sopore
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

The J&K Police, which released the boy’s photos saying they had rescued him at the site of the encounter, said his grandfather, 65-year-old Bashir Ahmad Khan, was killed when militants opened fire on security forces on the outskirts of Sopore.

Hawk Geelani quits as Hurriyat faction chief, slams rival bid to ‘create parallel structure’
Tue, Jun 30, 2020

Geelani has taken a potshot at the Hurriyat leadership in Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), accusing it of using its influence to get close to the power corridors in Pakistan.

J&K: Slain militant’s mother held, booked under UAPA
Mon, Jun 29, 2020

Police said Naseema Bano, a 58-year-old resident of Rampora village in south Kashmir’s Kulgam, was arrested last week in “compliance of the provisions of law” and that xshe was involved in recruiting at least two militants.

J&K admin says no policy decision on opening new liquor vends in Valley
Mon, Jun 22, 2020

The clarification came after religious and political parties vowed to stall any such process in the Kashmir valley.

J&K admin plans to open 200 liquor shops, religious leaders in Valley object
Sun, Jun 21, 2020

The new proposal to open liquor stores across Kashmir has met with objections in the Valley as Islam prohibits the consumption of liquor.

Ladakh Cong councillor booked over ‘seditious phone conversation’
Sat, Jun 20, 2020

In the leaked conversation, the councillor purportedly says that Chinese soldiers have “torn apart” the Indian Army and abused PM Narendra Modi.