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Many Western powers aided India’s ascent, presuming that it would not misuse its power against its own citizens. Yet a recent wave of illiberal policies has eroded this confidence.
Kashmir Pandit Sangharsh Samiti says the community has been isolated and harassed by the administration since Article 370 was scrapped last year.
Alyssa Ayres, senior fellow for India, Pakistan and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations think-tank, said India revoked Article 370 to tackle terrorism but has not shown improvement one year on.
New Delhi: Since the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir on 5 August last year, at least 71 civilians and 74 security personnel have lost their lives in terror-related incidents and ceasefire violations, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) informed Rajya Sabha Wednesday. Answering a series of questions on the Union Territory, Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy said that 45 civilians were killed in terror-related incidents and 26 lost their lives in ceasefire violations. Similarly, 49 security personnel were killed in terror incidents while 25 died in incidents of ceasefire violation. When Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Shreyams Kumar sought information on the number of terror incidents that J&K has witnessed, Reddy noted that these incidents have reduced significantly in the Union Territory. Quoting statistics, Reddy said that before 5 August 2019, 455 terror incidents had taken place in the Valley that year and only 211 were reported after...
Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra says Delimitation Commission is close to making a broad framework for J&K, delimitation will be completed by March 2021.
A group of Kashmiri Pandit entrepreneurs have backed the Gupkar Declaration, a resolution to restore J&K's special status that was issued after an all-party meet in August 2019.
BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav comes at a time 6 regional parties issued a joint statement on restoring Article 370, and the BJP has seen a spate of resignations in the region.
BJP’s national vice-president and J&K in-charge Avinash Rai Khanna also said party has decided to publicise Modi government’s schemes in the UT.
A report by Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society terms the communication blackout imposed by Modi govt last year as a means of 'collective punishment'.
The J&K BJP chief Ravinder Raina claimed the controversial Articles were like a wall of hatred which did nothing except digging an ocean of misunderstandings.