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Sunday, August 09, 2020

Naveed Iqbal


One year of Aug 5: J&K L-G exits after talk of polls and 4G
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

Sources close to the LG said he had been concerned with “the lack of accountability among civil servants and bringing public servants under pressure to get work done.”

August 5 anniversary: Strict restrictions in Valley, meeting called by Farooq stopped
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

While the road leading to Abdullah’s residence was blocked by police with concertina wire and armoured vehicles, leaders of mainstream parties invited by Abdullah were not allowed to move out of their houses.

Parties in Jammu & Kashmir term Aug 5 ‘darkest patch in history’
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

PDP’s Suhail Bukhari said August 5 is a reminder of “a constitutional fraud” perpetrated on the people of J&K.

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.

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

J&K L-G G C Murmu interview: ‘Earlier, panchayat raj was for name’s sake’
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

In an interview to The Indian Express, the L-G says there is constant interaction between his office and sarpanchs, panchs.

Sajad freed, party says can’t go out; Mufti’s detention extended
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

As soon as his release was announced, Lone took to Twitter to say, “Finally 5 days short of a year I have been officially informed that I am a free man."

Security paradox: Dip in violence, locals in militant ranks and LoC heating up
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

After 21-year old Burhan Wani was killed by security forces, thousands thronged the streets in protest, pelted stones, snatched weapons of police, overturned and burnt their vehicles, and damaged property of security forces.

Land law: Clearance not required, J&K home dept returns pending cases
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

This comes four days after the J&K administration withdrew a 1971 circular that required a no objection certificate (NOC) from its home department for acquisition or requisition of land “in favour of the Army, BSF, CRPF and other similar organisations”.

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.

J&K: Army, CRPF, BSF will no longer require NOC for land acquisition
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

The J&K administration has withdrawn a 1971 circular that required an NOC from its home department for acquisition/ requisition of land in favour of Army, BSF/CRPF.

Change in stand: 4G won’t be a problem, J&K to Home Ministry
Sun, Jul 26, 2020

Media policy will be ‘re-checked’, Information Dept can’t decide what content is fake, anti-national, says Lieutenant Governor G C Murmu

Valley teen accused of murder sent home, where his troubled life began
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Given up by his underage parents as soon as he was born, growing up scarred by violence and mental health issues, married off at the age of 13, arrested two years ago for the alleged murder of his wife, herself a child, this teenage inmate at a Srinagar observation centre was sent to live with his father.

J&K: 113 elected local body representatives get security
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Apart from them, 16 officebearers of the newly-created J&K Apni Party and three BJP officebearers have been designated protectees as well.

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 anniversary, PM’s J&K package audit: 50% funds used, third of projects done
Mon, Jul 27, 2020

In the last about five years, only nine projects have been fully “completed”, and eight more “substantially completed” in J&K. The outlay for this set of 17 projects stood at Rs 10,465 crore, which is less than a fifth of the total package for the Union Territory.

As Covid cases spike, half of Srinagar locks down
Mon, Jul 13, 2020

The lockdown announcement follows a spike in Covid-19 cases over the last three weeks. The number of active cases in Srinagar climbed from 572 on June 27 to 1075 on July 11.

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.

First senior IAS officer from outside J&K gets UT domicile
Sat, Jun 27, 2020

At present, the domicile certificate only entitles one to a job in the UT government or admission into professional colleges run by it.

Communication with villages close to clash site ‘cut off’, says top Ladakh official
Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Over the last 15 days, “there has been significant increase in forces in the region, including the moving of reserve forces to Chang La.”

Jammu and Kashmir High Court quashes detention of NC general secretary
Wed, Jun 17, 2020

Ali Mohammad Sagar was first detained under provisions of preventive detention in August 2019 in the run up to the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. He was charged under the Public Safety Act in February this year.

PDP, NC, PC call for release of all J&K leaders
Mon, Jun 08, 2020

Faesal and two PDP leaders—Peer Mansoor and Sartaj Madni—were released from detention on June 3. However, according to official sources, Faesal has been placed under house arrest alongside almost a dozen other political leaders.

After 10 months, Shah Faesal, two PDP leaders released; PSA charges revoked
Thu, Jun 04, 2020

On August 14 last year, Faesal was prevented from boarding a flight from New Delhi to Istanbul. He was then flown back to Srinagar and placed under detention at the Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Centre along with other political leaders.

South Kashmir: Work starts on emergency landing strip
Thu, Jun 04, 2020

The office of District Magistrate, Anantnag, gave the go-ahead Tuesday to start work for the landing facility “from km 246+200 to km 249+700 on the Srinagar-Banihal section of the NH44”.