Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicArticle 370

Topic: Article 370

PDP demanding restoration of pre-August 2019 status for J&K, says Mehbooba Mufti

The PDP chief also called for resumption of dialogue for the resolution of the Kashmir issue and said that there was 'jungle raj' in the country.

J&K will get statehood at appropriate time, says Amit Shah in Lok Sabha

The Home Minister said J&K's union territory status is temporary and that the region has been a top priority for the Modi government since it took power in 2014.

No civilian aware of move to scrap Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir, govt tells Rajya Sabha

Union minister Kishan Reddy said no civilian or journalist was privy to the event prior to the information being shared with Parliament on 5 August, 2019.

Kashmir duo says Al Jazeera took credit for story making ‘merit list’, portal claims ‘oversight’

A report co-authored by freelancers Adnan Bhat and Zubair Sofi made the Human Rights Press Awards merit list in 2020. But they only found out now. 

Sajad Lone’s Peoples Conference quits Gupkar Alliance, cites ‘breach of trust’ by partners

Lone’s party is first to break from Gupkar Alliance, which has been in the news amid murmurs of discontent among partners. The coalition will now be left with six members.

‘People have been terrorised into silence. But you can’t buy peace through threats’ — Mehbooba

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti says political unity among J&K parties is key to opposing Modi govt’s decision to scrap Article 370.

3-month-old Gupkar Alliance on shaky ground as NC-CPM meeting with L-G widens rift

Leaders of PAGD insist the alliance is going strong even as resentment brews over the violation of seat-sharing agreement during DDC polls & the absence of a road map for Article 370 restoration.

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.

BJP disrespecting Constitution by making laws that are not acceptable to farmers — Mehbooba

The former J&K chief minister also said the mainstream political parties in Kashmir were working to restore the special status of J&K 'within the Constitution of the country'.

Article 370, farm laws, NEP — Modi govt plans booklet to showcase major reforms since 2014

The PIB and the Bureau of Outreach Communication will compile the key reforms sent across by ministries & departments, and then print the booklet after finalising its format. 

On Camera


Attendees pose for a group photo at the 48th G7 Summit on 26 June | PTI

G7 infra plan a lifeline developing nations can’t ignore but first crack this code, like BRI

Silk roads are getting bumpier but Beijing will maximise its pursuit of global leadership as long as it perceives that Washington seeks to deny it any.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.