Article 35A

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Kashmir: SMS service to be restored from Dec 31 midnight

31 Dec 2019

Kashmir: SMS service to be restored from Dec 31 midnight

The Center has decided to restore the Short Messaging Service (SMS) in the Kashmir Valley from the midnight of December 31, nearly five months after its suspension since August.

Farooq Abdullah's detention in J&K extended by 3 months

14 Dec 2019

Farooq Abdullah's detention in J&K extended by 3 months

National Conference Chairperson Farooq Abdullah's detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA) has been extended by three months.

Will send plane, come here, observe: J&K Governor reprimands Rahul

13 Aug 2019

Will send plane, come here, observe: J&K Governor reprimands Rahul

On Monday, Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Satya Pal Malik, hit out at former Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on security in the northernmost state.

No confusion about consequences of scrapping Article 370: Amit Shah

11 Aug 2019

No confusion about consequences of scrapping Article 370: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday asserted that the abrogation of Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu & Kashmir, will eradicate terrorism in Kashmir and lead to the development of the region.

Over 50 film titles related to Article 370 scrapping registered

08 Aug 2019

Over 50 film titles related to Article 370 scrapping registered

On August 5, the Centre revoked Article 370, removing special status of J&K, and splitting the state into two Union Territories.

#Article370Scrapped: Shah says Farooq Abdullah wasn't detained, he refutes claim

06 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: Shah says Farooq Abdullah wasn't detained, he refutes claim

National Conference patriarch Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday alleged Union Home Minister Amit Shah lied in the Lok Sabha about his "detention" status.

Will go to any "extent for Kashmir-cause": Pakistan Army Chief

06 Aug 2019

Will go to any "extent for Kashmir-cause": Pakistan Army Chief

A day after BJP-led Centre took steps to rip Jammu and Kashmir of its special status, Pakistan's Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday said the country will go to any "extent" to support Kashmiris in their "struggle for freedom".

#Article370Scrapped: Yashwant Sinha feels BJP can break Rajiv Gandhi's record

06 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: Yashwant Sinha feels BJP can break Rajiv Gandhi's record

If elections were held today, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could easily break late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's electoral record, feels former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha.

Congress chief whip resigns over party's stand on Article 370

05 Aug 2019

Congress chief whip resigns over party's stand on Article 370

In yet another blow to the Indian National Congress, party whip in the Rajya Sabha, Bhubaneswar Kalita, resigned on Monday.

#Article370Scrapped: How Indian politicians reacted

05 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: How Indian politicians reacted

On Monday, India bore witness to history as the BJP-led Centre scrapped contentious Article 370, which granted autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Article 370 scrapped. How will things change in J&K?

05 Aug 2019

#NewsBytesExplainer: Article 370 scrapped. How will things change in J&K?

Keeping up with one of its core ideologies, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday scrapped Article 370 of Indian Constitution, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K: Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti put under house arrest

05 Aug 2019

J&K: Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti put under house arrest

Amid growing uncertainty in Jammu and Kashmir, the government in a late-night move put former Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti as well as Sajad Lone under house arrest.

Amit Shah meets NSA Ajit Doval to discuss Kashmir security-crisis

04 Aug 2019

Amit Shah meets NSA Ajit Doval to discuss Kashmir security-crisis

Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday held a high-level meeting with National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and several other top security officials at the Parliament to discuss the Kashmir security crisis.

Home Minister Amit Shah to visit J&K after August 7

04 Aug 2019

Home Minister Amit Shah to visit J&K after August 7

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to visit Jammu & Kashmir after the Parliament's Budget Session concludes on August 7.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What are Articles 370 and 35A of Indian Constitution

03 Aug 2019

#NewsBytesExplainer: What are Articles 370 and 35A of Indian Constitution

Jammu and Kashmir is on the edge. Indian Army said Pakistan Army-backed terrorists are looking to infiltrate the valley and disrupt peace. Soon, the state government led by Governor Satya Pal Malik asked tourists to head home.

Addressing 'panic', J&K Governor Malik asks politicians to stay calm

03 Aug 2019

Addressing 'panic', J&K Governor Malik asks politicians to stay calm

On Friday evening, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik urged politicians of the state to not believe in rumors, which sparked after the government issued an advisory asking tourists to cut short their visit to the valley in wake of terror threats.

Center rushes 10,000 troops to J&K to strengthen counter-insurgency operations

27 Jul 2019

Center rushes 10,000 troops to J&K to strengthen counter-insurgency operations

In a bid to strengthen counter-insurgency operations and law and order duties in Jammu & Kashmir, the Center is rushing an additional 10,000 central forces troops amid speculations about the scrapping of Article 35A.

Ayodhya, Rafale, Article-370: SC to hear important cases next week

29 Jun 2019

Ayodhya, Rafale, Article-370: SC to hear important cases next week

The Supreme Court will reopen on Monday, July 1, after its annual six-week-long summer vacation and the first week will be jam-packed with important cases.

VHP to discuss Ram Temple, Article 370 at important meet

18 Jun 2019

VHP to discuss Ram Temple, Article 370 at important meet

An important meeting of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is scheduled for Wednesday-Thursday in Haridwar and the Hindu right-wing organization is expected to discuss the Ram Temple issue.

Pulwama attack: 100 companies of paramilitary forces deployed in Kashmir

23 Feb 2019

Pulwama attack: 100 companies of paramilitary forces deployed in Kashmir

With India still reeling from the Pulwama attack, the Center has airlifted 100 companies of paramilitary forces to Srinagar to bolster security in Jammu and Kashmir.

Crackdown on separatists continue as Yasin Malik, Jamaat leaders, detained

23 Feb 2019

Crackdown on separatists continue as Yasin Malik, Jamaat leaders, detained

In a late night raid in Jammu and Kashmir, police detained separatist leader Yasin Malik from his Srinagar residence on Friday.

What is Article 370? Here's all you need to know

19 Feb 2019

What is Article 370? Here's all you need to know

Following the deadly terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama on 14 February in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred, demands for scrapping Article 370 of the Indian Constitution have intensified.

Polling underway for third phase of municipal polls in J&K

13 Oct 2018

Polling underway for third phase of municipal polls in J&K

Polling began today for the third and penultimate phase of municipal elections in Jammu and Kashmir to seal the fate of 365 candidates in the fray across the state.

J&K: Violence incidents down, security-forces prepared for polls, says Rajnath

07 Oct 2018

J&K: Violence incidents down, security-forces prepared for polls, says Rajnath

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today incidents of violence in Jammu and Kashmir have gone down and asserted that security forces were fully prepared to get the urban local body (ULB) polls conducted in the state.

J&K: 2 shot dead, 1 injured ahead of local polls

05 Oct 2018

J&K: 2 shot dead, 1 injured ahead of local polls

Militants today shot dead two National Conference workers and injured an office bearer by firing at them from close range in Karfali Mohalla, Srinagar.

J&K: Panchayat polls to begin from November 17

16 Sep 2018

J&K: Panchayat polls to begin from November 17

Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be held in nine phases beginning November 17, the state's Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra said today.

India will face another partition in 2047: BJP's Giriraj Singh

16 Sep 2018

India will face another partition in 2047: BJP's Giriraj Singh

Bharatiya Janata Party member and Union minister, Giriraj Singh once again does what he's good at- releasing controversial statements.

Protect Article 35A or we'll boycott J&K local elections: Farooq

06 Sep 2018

Protect Article 35A or we'll boycott J&K local elections: Farooq

The Jammu & Kashmir National Conference will boycott the local body and Panchayat elections in the state unless the Center takes effective steps for protecting Article 35A of the Constitution, which is facing a legal challenge in the Supreme Court, Party President Farooq Abdullah said yesterday.

Ajit Doval sparks controversy by calling J&K Constitution an "aberration"

05 Sep 2018

Ajit Doval sparks controversy by calling J&K Constitution an "aberration"

With petitions pending in the Supreme Court against Article 35A, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has sparked controversy by calling the J&K Constitution an "aberration" in the constitutional scheme of India.

SC defers hearing of plea challenging Article 35A to January

31 Aug 2018

SC defers hearing of plea challenging Article 35A to January

On Friday, the Supreme Court adjourned a hearing challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A again, and deferred the hearing to January next year.

Protests to save Article 35A disrupts life in Kashmir valley

30 Aug 2018

Protests to save Article 35A disrupts life in Kashmir valley

Life in Kashmir came to a standstill today due to a shutdown called by separatists against a PIL in the Supreme Court on the validity of Article 35A, which bars people from outside J&K from acquiring any immovable property in the state.

National Conference's OBC cell holds protest in support of Article-35A

19 Aug 2018

National Conference's OBC cell holds protest in support of Article-35A

The National Conference's OBC cell today took out a march in Jammu in support of Article 35A, describing it as a constitutional guarantee to the distinct identity of people of J&K.

Article 35A: SC defers hearing as Kashmir goes into shutdown

06 Aug 2018

Article 35A: SC defers hearing as Kashmir goes into shutdown

The SC has adjourned its scheduled hearing on Article 35A to the last week of August as protests continued to rock Kashmir.

Article 35A: Amarnath Yatra suspended amid protests before SC hearing

05 Aug 2018

Article 35A: Amarnath Yatra suspended amid protests before SC hearing

The Amarnath Yatra has been suspended for two days as separatists called for a two-day shutdown in Kashmir over the upcoming SC hearing on Article 35A.

Article 370 has become permanent, cannot be abrogated: SC

04 Apr 2018

Article 370 has become permanent, cannot be abrogated: SC

Article 370 has acquired permanent status due to its years of existence, and hence its abrogation is impossible, the SC has said.

Omar Abdullah: Autonomy has to be taken from Indian Constitution

31 Oct 2017

Omar Abdullah: Autonomy has to be taken from Indian Constitution

National conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah toughened his party's stance about J&K's special status saying that constitution guarantees autonomy to J&K. So, if talking about that is "anti-national," he "wears the badge proudly."

J&K's separatists warn "mass agitation" if Article 35A is changed

30 Oct 2017

J&K's separatists warn "mass agitation" if Article 35A is changed

Separatists in J&K have threatened another round of agitations against the Mehbooba Mufti-led government if the State Subject Law under Article 35 A of the Indian Constitution is tinkered with.

Aadhaar, 35A, BCCI and more: Significant day for the SC

30 Oct 2017

Aadhaar, 35A, BCCI and more: Significant day for the SC

The SC has had a year of landmark judgements. In 2017, it abolished the widely criticized triple talaq practice and declared the right to privacy is fundamental.

Rajnath Singh to J&K: Centre won't go against your wishes

12 Sep 2017

Rajnath Singh to J&K: Centre won't go against your wishes

Union HM Rajnath Singh, who is on a four-day official visit to J&K, said that the Centre's BJP-led government will respect the wishes of J&K's population regarding the debate surrounding Articles 35A and 370.

BJP: Time to "say goodbye to Article 370" in J&K

11 Aug 2017

BJP: Time to "say goodbye to Article 370" in J&K

The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) unit of the BJP said it's time for the state to "say goodbye to Article 370 and ask the Government of India to revoke Article 35 A."