On Friday, 35 trucks carrying fruit were scheduled to cross over to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) from Poonch, said Fareed Kohli, custodian, LoC Trade. “However, these will not be allowed to cross the LoC tomorrow in view of the Home Ministry order,” he said.
While a final decision on the issue will be taken by President Ram Nath Kovind, sources said the government has sought legal opinion and details of any previous instances where the speeches of a governor had violated the poll code
Officials familiar with the arrangement said this is the second JLN to be operationalised over the past one year. “The first JLN consisting of the three services was set up at Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 2018,” the officials said.
Saraswat also blamed the earlier (UPA) government for the delay and said he had announced in 2012 that India had the capability in 2012, at the time of the successful launch of Agni V, but the then government didn’t approve it.
The arrest by Scotland Yard officially sets the stage for the beginning of extradition proceedings, although it remains to be seen when and how fast New Delhi will be able to bring him back, if at all.