Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicArticle 35A

Topic: Article 35A

A year & counting — clock ticking, but SC verdict yet awaited on over 20 pleas on Article 370 scrapping

It has been much over a year since J&K was stripped of its special status and split into two union territories. The first petition against the move was filed 9 August 2019.

Praja Parishad Party — the forgotten name behind the removal of Article 370 in J&K

On 14 November 1952, Praja Parishad Party launched its first formal ‘satyagraha’ demanding complete integration of Jammu and Kashmir with India.

Govt amends Panchayat law to set up District Development Councils in J&K, elections soon

Officials said the Central government's move to establish these councils is aimed at enhancing grassroots-level democracy across J&K.

J&K parties find new L-G Manoj Sinha ‘too saffron’ as he is set to assume charge

Officials in J&K administration insist Manoj Sinha’s appointment is an attempt to revive political activity in the UT, but the Valley’s mainstream parties are not buying it.

Modi govt promised J&K 50,000 jobs after Article 370 move, only 4,300 posts filled so far

J&K administration maintains it has been regularly making recruitments, and that it also launched ‘accelerated recruitment drives’ but the pandemic posed hindrance.

Kashmir wakes up to deserted streets, closed shops on first anniversary of Article 370 move

J&K administration had Tuesday said curfew was being lifted but Section 144 and Covid-19 restrictions will be put in place.

Govt marks 5 Aug with special shows on AIR, DD but there’s no mention of Articles 370, 35A

AIR and DD have been told to avoid mentioning the scrapping of Articles 370, 35A, political statements on it and the anniversary celebrations in the programmes.

Book on sacrifices, flag-hoisting in all J&K panchayats — BJP’s plans to mark 5 August

The BJP is planning a host of events to mark the first anniversary of Jammu and Kashmir losing its special status. 

Modi govt redefines J&K domicile rule, extends it to those who have lived in UT for 15 yrs

New rules say those who have studied in J&K for 7 years and appeared in either Class 10 or Class 12 exam will also be eligible for J&K domicile certificates.

J&K residents not impressed with Modi speech, say opening up Kashmir will hurt state

Few in J&K have bought into PM Modi's Thursday speech promising all-round development, early and transparent elections and an end to terrorism.

On Camera

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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