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Will scrapping Article 370 and splitting the state resolve Kashmir problem or worsen it?

Home Minister Amit Shah Monday announced the end of ‘special status’ to Jammu and Kashmir.He told the Rajya Sabha Article 370 has been scrapped.
Amit Shah in Parliament | PTI

No debate, no discussion, no dissent, and the Constitution is changed

The Modi government’s unilateral and arbitrary decision to change the constitutional status of Jammu & Kashmir is anything but democratic.
PM Modi with Army and BSF Jawans in Kashmir in 2017 | @narendramodi/Twitter

Modi’s Mission Kashmir was to make scrapping of Article 35A a necessity. That moment is now

If Modi govt fails to scrap Article 35A now, it will be loss of face for Delhi and a de facto surrender of Kashmir to transnational terror groups.
A security personnel stands guard at Lal Chowk during a two-day strike call given by separatist leaders to protest against the legal challenge to Article 35-A and Article 370 of the Constitution, which grant special privileges to Jammu and Kashmir, in Srinagar, on 13 February, 2019 | Photo: S Irfan | PTI

Panic in Kashmir helps Modi deflect attention from sinking economy, even if fear is real

Why do we not want to believe that it is genuinely a terror alert?

Legally, BJP govt can revoke Article 35A but Ambedkar would have asked if this was prudent

BJP government must show a willingness to discard the tunnel vision of its project to make Kashmir fully Akhand with Bharat.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti | File photo: PTI

Mehbooba slams ED move to grill Farooq Abdullah, but NC-PDP are far from becoming friends

Mehbooba Mufti’s bid to hold a meeting of all J&K parties on Article 35A may not work, especially after PDP abstained from Triple Talaq vote in Rajya Sabha.
Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik | Shahbaz Khan/PTI

J&K Governor & state BJP dispel Article 35A rumours, party says troop movement is for polls

There has been speculation over the abrogation of Article 35A after central govt orders, including a directive to deploy additional forces, were leaked.

With special status hollowed out, J&K considers Article 35A last vestige of real autonomy

When Article 370 was framed in 1949, the Constitution had to allow for the possibility that India may have to let go of J&K.
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Article 35A rumours should be put to rest. Govt action in J&K must not be misinterpreted

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File photo of PM Narendra Modi at the National Women Livelihood Meet 2019, Uttar Pradesh | PTI

These are the ‘unfulfilled tasks’ for which Modi govt is asking for another 5 years

The running theme in BJP ads on TV and radio is that the party is seeking more time to “further” and “expand” its initiatives and schemes.

On Camera

US ban on Chinese ownership of TikTok does no favours for Facebook, Google

By citing data privacy and foreign influence to justify its restrictions, the US has thrown a spotlight on issues that Silicon Valley’s social media giants have kept in the shadows.
Customers talk on mobile phones outside a Vodafone India Ltd. store | ThePrint,in

Vodafone Idea posts eighth straight loss, loses more subscribers

Vodafone Idea has so far failed to win better payment terms from the govt on the money it owes. Its net debt was Rs 1.2 lakh crore as of the quarter ended June.

Defence

Representational image of military equipment in Ladakh | Photo: ANI

Document saying sensitive Ladakh standoff likely to be prolonged removed from MoD website

In the official document, now taken down from its website, defence ministry also said Chinese aggression increasing along LAC and 'more particularly' in Galwan valley since 5 May.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.