Article 370: News

Pakistan PM dismisses military interference in upcoming parliamentary elections

Pakistan's caretaker Prime Minister, Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, reportedly ruled out the possibility of military interference in the forthcoming parliamentary elections in the country.

22 Sep 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Mirwaiz Farooq released from house arrest; breaks into tears

Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was released from house arrest on Friday, four years after he was first detained following the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019.

19 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

'Samvidhan Sadan': PM Modi suggests new name for old Parliament 

Addressing MPs on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the old Parliament building was a testament to their sentiments that not only makes them emotional but also reminds them of their duties.

30 Aug 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

What about Punjab, Northeast: SC questions Centre's J&K bifurcation rationale

The Centre on Wednesday defended abrogating Article 370, arguing that the bifurcation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was "one of a kind" considering its strategic importance, adding that such a situation wouldn't arise again, LiveLaw reported.

29 Aug 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Is there a timeframe: SC questions Centre on J&K statehood

While hearing petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta whether the Centre has a timeframe and roadmap for restoring Jammu and Kashmir's statehood.

Article 370 hearing: SC demands clarification over J&K lecturer's suspension

The Supreme Court (SC) reportedly asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and Attorney General R Venkataramani on Monday to find out why a Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Education Department lecturer, who argued before it in a matter related to Article 370's abrogation, was suspended.

09 Aug 2023

Smriti Irani

'You are not India': Smriti Irani attacks opposition bloc

The Lok Sabha witnessed a fiery exchange of words between Union Minister Smriti Irani and Congress leaders during the debate on the no-confidence motion against the central government on Wednesday.

05 Aug 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Article 370 abrogation anniversary: Mufti, PDP leaders under 'house arrest'

On the fourth anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370, former Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Chief Minister and Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) supremo Mehbooba Mufti and several other party leaders have been allegedly put under "house arrest" on Saturday.

05 Aug 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: 3 soldiers dead in encounter with terrorists in Kulgam

At least three army personnel reportedly lost their lives in an encounter with terrorists in the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

30 Jul 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir witnesses lowest terror violence in decade: Data

The latest data released by the South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP) has revealed the first half of 2023 remained the most peaceful in Jammu and Kashmir in comparison to the corresponding periods over the last decade.

Article 370 abrogation: Military veterans, ex-judge, former bureaucrats among petitioners

Nearly four years after the Centre abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution, revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), the Supreme Court will hear a batch of pleas challenging the decision from August 2.

11 Jul 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Article 370's abrogation: SC to hear pleas from August 2

The Supreme Court's five-judge Constitutional Bench on Tuesday said that it would hear the batch of pleas challenging the abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) from August 2.

04 Jul 2023

Shah Faesal

No going back on Article 370: IAS officer Shah Faesal

Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Shah Faesal on Tuesday said that Article 370—the constitutional provision that gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir—is a "thing of the past, and there is no going back."

27 Jun 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

'Through the Ages': ICHR to hold exhibition on J&K, Ladakh 

The Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) is planning an exhibition showcasing the history of Jammu and Kashmir and its links to ancient India, the Hindustan Times reported.

20 May 2023


China boycotts G20 meeting in Kashmir, Turkey may follow suit 

China said on Friday it would skip a crucial G20 meeting in Jammu and Kashmir's capital Srinagar which will reportedly be attended by over 60 international delegates, including those from the United States.

20 Feb 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Barring LoC, Centre considers withdrawing Army from Jammu and Kashmir

Over three years after revoking the special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, the Union government is reportedly mulling withdrawing the Indian Army from the Kashmir Valley entirely, with the exception of the Line of Control (LoC).

27 Jan 2023


Sonam Wangchuk begins hunger strike to 'save Ladakh'

Ladakh-based social reformist Sonam Wangchuk, whose life story inspired the Bollywood movie 3 Idiots, started his five-day-long climate fast to "save Ladakh" on Thursday on the terrace of the Himalayan Institute of Alternative Ladakh (HIAL) in Phyang.

23 Jan 2023


Ladakh: Sonam Wangchuk to launch hunger strike demanding constitutional safeguards

Ladakh-based engineer and innovator Sonam Wangchuk—whose life inspired the character of Phunshuk Wangdu in the Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots—urged PM Narendra Modi to ensure environmental protection from unchecked industrial and commercial expansion in Ladakh.

10 Jan 2023

Omar Abdullah

Kashmiris not beggers: Omar Abdullah slams Centre over election delay 

National Conference leader and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said Assembly election is the right of Kashmiri people and that they will not beg for it before the Central government.

03 Jan 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir Assembly elections likely in April or September-October

Jammu and Kashmir might see its first Assembly elections—since it was declared a union territory in 2019—in April or September-October this year.

02 Dec 2022


Indore: 6 teachers taken off duty for promoting 'anti-national' ideas

Indore Government Law College took six of their teachers, including four Muslims, temporarily off duty on Thursday.

09 Nov 2022

DY Chandrachud

Justice Chandrachud takes oath as 50th Chief Justice of India

Justice DY Chandrachud was on Wednesday sworn in as the 50th Chief Justice of India (CJI).

13 Oct 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu: Controversial order allowing voters' registration for 'non-locals' withdrawn

The Jammu administration on Wednesday rescinded an order that empowered revenue officials to give certificates of residence to persons who had been living in the district for more than a year in order to register them as voters.

12 Oct 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu: Residents for over one year can register as voters

The government has issued an order in the Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir allowing people who have lived in the district for over one year to register as voters.

26 Sep 2022

Ghulam Nabi Azad

Ghulam Nabi Azad names his new party 'Democratic Azad Party'

After quitting the Congress a month ago despite a half-a-century-old association, former Jammu and Kashmir CM Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday announced his new party will be named as "Democratic Azad Party."

11 Sep 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Ghulam Nabi Azad to announce new party in 10 days

Addressing a public rally in Baramulla, north Kashmir — his first since quitting Congress a couple of weeks back — veteran leader and ex-Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said he could announce new party within 10 days.

08 Oct 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

Civilian killings: PDP demands J&K L-G's resignation; says 'situation alarming'

Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday demanded the resignation of J&K's Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha over the recent killings of civilians by terrorists.

09 Aug 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Mehbooba Mufti meets PDP youth leaders; pitches for 'self-rule'

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday chaired a meeting of the party's youth wing and pitched for PDP's "self-rule" formula for the resolution of the Kashmir issue.

06 Jul 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: PDP writes to Delimitation Commission, refusing to meet panel

The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by former CM Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday decided to not meet the Delimitation Commission, saying the body lacks constitutional and legal mandate and is part of the overall process of political disempowerment of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

24 Jun 2021


PM Modi set to chair all-party meet on J&K today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a crucial meeting with political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir at his Delhi residence at 3 pm today.

19 Jun 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Centre to hold all-party meeting to discuss delimitation exercise

The Centre will hold an all-party meeting on Jammu & Kashmir next week to discuss the delimitation process—redrawing and re-adjustment of constituencies—and has reached out to mainstream parties. This could eventually pave the way for Assembly elections.

12 Jun 2021

Digvijaya Singh

Digvijay's statement regarding 'relook' at Article 370 revocation creates stir

Congress leader Digvijay Singh's purported comments in a Clubhouse conversation that the revocation of Article 370 and stripping Jammu and Kashmir of statehood was an extremely sad decision and his party will have a relook at the issue have triggered a row, with BJP accusing him of speaking against India.

12 Jun 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

Digvijay Singh said Congress could consider restoring Kashmir's special status

Congress leader Digvijay Singh said the party could reconsider the current regime's decision to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir if it comes to power at the Centre, reports said citing an alleged audio chat on the Clubhouse app.

Abrogation of Article 370 improved law-and-order situation: Top CRPF officer

The law-and-order situation in Kashmir has improved a lot since the abrogation of Article 370 provisions, a top CRPF officer said on Sunday.

02 Jan 2021


Srinagar: Punjabi jeweler gets domicile certificate, terrorists shoot him dead

In a spine-chilling incident, a 70-year-old Punjabi jeweler Satpal Nischal was shot dead in Srinagar weeks after he got a domicile certificate that allowed him to purchase immovable property.

17 Nov 2020

Mehbooba Mufti

Amit Shah slams Gupkar Declaration; Mehbooba, Omar hit back

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Home Minister Amit Shah slammed the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), saying the "Gupkar Gang" has gone global and it wants foreign forces to meddle in Jammu and Kashmir's matters.

15 Oct 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Gupkar signatories form alliance to restore Article 370

Days after the People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti was released from her year-long detention, Jammu and Kashmir politicians floated an alliance to restore J&K's constitutional status as on before August 5, 2019.

14 Oct 2020

Farooq Abdullah

Mehbooba Mufti released, vows to take back what Delhi snatched

The Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir and chief of Peoples' Democratic Party, Mehbooba Mufti, was released from detention late last night, more than a year after the abrogation of Article 370.

26 Sep 2020


Indian diplomat walks out, then shreds Imran Khan's UNGA speech

Lodging a strong protest after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan brought up Kashmir at the United Nations General Assembly, the Indian diplomat walked out of the hall in New York when his pre-recorded message was being played on a large screen.

24 Sep 2020


Kashmiris would rather be ruled by Chinese, says Farooq Abdullah

National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, who was the Chief Minister of the erstwhile state Jammu and Kashmir, has claimed Kashmiris would rather be ruled by the Chinese than the Indian government, a remark that will certainly spark a political slugfest.

21 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

'This is not Gandhi's India,' says NC chief Farooq Abdullah

Former Jammu & Kashmir CM and National Conference chief, Farooq Abdullah, said his party won't remain silent on the abrogation of Article 370, stripping the erstwhile state of its special status in August last year.

10,000 troops to be immediately withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir

More than a year after the abrogation of Article 370, the Centre decided to withdraw 10,000 troops from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, an order released on Wednesday evening said.

A year later, two J&K districts get 4G internet

More than a year after internet services were suspended in J&K, 4G speed returned to two districts — Ganderbal and Udhampur — on a trial basis from Sunday, days after the Centre submitted in Supreme Court that it was toying with such an idea.

14 Aug 2020

Red Fort

Intelligence suggests terror strike on Independence Day, Delhi on alert

Delhi is on high alert as reports of a possible terror strike in Delhi within the next few days have surfaced.

4G for two J&K districts after I-Day on trial basis

More than a year after an internet blackout was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, two districts will get 4G services after Independence Day, albeit on a trial basis, the Centre told Supreme Court on Tuesday.

06 Aug 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: L-G Murmu resigns; BJP's Manoj Sinha given top post

On Wednesday, exactly one year after the contentious Article 370 was abrogated, GC Murmu, who took oath as the Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu & Kashmir on October 31, 2019, resigned, paving the path for the appointment of former Union Minister Manoj Sinha.

27 Jul 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K's UT status humiliating, won't contest Assembly polls: Omar Abdullah

Almost a year after Jammu and Kashmir was stripped of its special status and split into two Union Territories, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah wrote a strongly-worded opinion piece in Indian Express, announcing that he would not contest Assembly polls till statehood is restored.

09 Jul 2020

Narendra Modi

Kashmir: BJP leader, his brother, and father killed by terrorists

A leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), his brother, and father were shot dead by terrorists in Bandipora, North Kashmir, late on Wednesday evening.

29 Jun 2020

Farooq Abdullah

Face of Kashmir's separatism, Syed Geelani, quits Hurriyat at 90

On Monday, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the most known face of Kashmir's separatist politics, quit Hurriyat Conference, an umbrella body of separatist parties formed in 1993.

26 Jun 2020


CRPF jawan martyred, minor killed in terror attack in Anantnag

In a tragic piece of news, a jawan of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was martyred and a six-year-old boy was killed after terrorists attacked security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag, police said on Friday.

25 May 2020

Narendra Modi

BJP MLA launches Narendra Modi's 'aarti', sparks controversy in Uttarakhand

An aarti of Narendra Modi, launched by a BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi of Uttarakhand, has sparked a major political slugfest with the Congress filing a complaint for equating the PM to God.

SC doesn't order to restore 4G Internet services in J&K

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to pass an order on the restoration of 4G services in Jammu and Kashmir, asking a special committee to look into the concerns of various petitioners.

29 Apr 2020


USCIRF slams India over religious freedom, New Delhi dismisses findings

Claiming that religious minorities aren't being treated well in India, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Tuesday urged the Donald Trump administration to label it as a "country of particular concern".

07 Apr 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Mehbooba Mufti returns home but remains in detention

Former Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, was on Tuesday shifted to her residence in Gupkar Road, but her detention will continue.

04 Apr 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

After backlash, Centre overturns rules on J&K government jobs

In a dramatic turn of events, the BJP-led Centre changed rules pertaining to government jobs in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, merely days after introducing a monumental order.

24 Mar 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

Omar Abdullah, in detention since August, released; speaks on coronavirus

More than seven months after he was detained, former Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, was released on Tuesday.

'Free' Farooq Abdullah meets son Omar after seven months

A day after he was released, National Conference's Farooq Abdullah met his son Omar at the sub-jail in Srinagar where the latter has been lodged since August. They warmly embraced each other.

13 Mar 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Farooq Abdullah released from detention after 7 months

A little over seven months later, National Conference's senior leader Farooq Abdullah was released by the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday.

09 Mar 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

The Opposition on Monday sent a joint resolution to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre demanding the immediate release of all political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir.

Seven months later, J&K administration removes social media curbs

In a new development, the administration of newly-formed Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has lifted curbs imposed on social media, reports said on Wednesday. The speed will, however, remain restricted to 2G and these services will not be extended to pre-paid SIMs, the authorities underlined.

Petitions challenging Article 370 won't be referred to larger bench

The pleas challenging the government's decision to abrogate Article 370 won't be referred to a seven-judge bench, Supreme Court said on Monday.

23 Feb 2020

Shatrughan Sinha

Congress' Shatrughan Sinha meets Pakistan President in Lahore, discusses Kashmir

In a surprise development, Bollywood actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha met Arif Alvi, the President of Pakistan, in Lahore on Saturday and both of them reportedly discussed Kashmir.

18 Feb 2020


UK MP's visa revoked, government blames her anti-India activities

New Delhi has sort of clarified that the visa of the United Kingdom's Member of Parliament Debbie Abrahams was revoked as she was involved in anti-India activities.

On sister's plea challenging Omar Abdullah's detention, SC issues notice

On Friday, the Supreme Court issued notice to the administration of union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, seeking a response on the detention of former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).

Omar influenced people to "vote", Mehbooba supports separatism: PSA dossier

The dossiers prepared by the administration of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir have explained why two former Chief Ministers — Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were booked under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA).