Naeem Akhtar said that “it seems the Sangh Parivar considers itself above the Supreme Court and that is why Mr Jaitley has chosen to patronisingly pronounce that Article 35-A is constitutionally vulnerable.”
According to the local Meteorological Department, the temperature in Srinagar was recorded at -0.7 degrees Celsius on Thursday night. Suraya Begum delivered a girl around 8.30 pm. The baby died soon after birth.
On 10 August, two persons barged inside the Jammu and Kashmir Bank branch and attacked bank guard Mumtaz Ahmad with pepper spray and a sharp-edged weapon in an attempt to snatch his 12-bore rifle, a police spokesman said.
The National Conference patron and Lok Sabha MP said his party had never been a promoter of governor's rule but it appeared to be the only way to arrest growing unrest in the state, which he asserted is fast slipping into anarchy under the PDP-BJP government.
Besides discussing the overall security scenario in the state, Mufti asked heads of security agencies to implement Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) while executing operations in different parts of the state.
"The militants appeared at the Bugam branch of Jammu and Kashmir Bank in Kulgam and tried to loot the money. The alert security personnel present there, however, foiled their attempt," the police spokesman said.