Mehbooba Mufti said: “We are in good spirits. We have no regrets”. She said her party did not want to attempt another government formation. “I have sent my resignation to the Governor Sahib (N N Vohra), saying we don’t want to explore any other alliance,’’ she said.
A report by security agencies has spotlighted the geographical spread of the militancy that was quelled in 2010, but which surged after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8, 2016.
In a recent interview with The Indian Express, Dineshwar Sharma remained silent on "contentious aspects" of his assignment and instead talked about his understanding of the current situation and his challenges as the Centre's representative, both in Srinagar and New Delhi.
Jammu and Kashmir: “A single encounter in an area today draws severe law and order situations ending up many a time in the attack on the encounter site. (and) the deaths of protesters,” states the report.
Nirmal Singh received a strong letter from the Corps Commander of the Army’s 16 Corps, Lt General Saranjeet Singh, telling him to halt construction on the plot since it was illegal and a security risk to the ammunition depot and to the personnel who lived there.
Referring to the Army’s concerns over the construction, Omar said: “The truth is that had these (Nirmal Singh and Kavinder Gupta) been Kashmir-based politicians, and the Army had said this about us in the Valley, BJP people would have been screaming from the skies.”
An Army officer at Nagrota told The Indian Express that Lt General Saranjeet Singh was constrained to write directly to Nirmal Singh because “the local administration was not responding to the Army’s repeated requests to stop construction work.”
General Rawat said he is perturbed by the killings. “We don’t enjoy it. But if you want to fight us, then we will fight you with all our force. Kashmiris have to understand that the SFs (security forces) haven’t been so brutal — look at Syria and Pakistan."
On April 13, the Supreme Court took serious note of the conduct of the lawyers at the court, and sought explanations from the BCI, J&K Bar Council, Jammu High Court Bar Association and Kathua District Bar Association.
Omar was referring to J&K Tourism Minister and CM Mehbooba Mufti’s brother Tassaduq’s interview in The Indian Express where he had said that the PDP and the BJP “were supposed to be partners in rebuilding” of J&K but “due to the non-fulfilling of commitments, we have ended up being partners in a crime...”
Much before the story of the gangrape and murder of the eight-year-old from Kathua shook governments in Delhi and J&K, a 29-year-old lawyer-activist had become the face of the agitation seeking justice for the girl.
The gangrape and murder of an eight-year-old girl has cleaved open several faultlines in the state. Hindu versus Muslim. Hindu-majority Jammu-Kathua-Samba-Udhampur versus Muslim-majority Kashmir valley-Chenab valley-Pir Panjal.