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Kashmir news LATEST updates: 'Will your family approve if you reconstruct home without approval'; Sanjay Jha tweets about Article 370 abrogation

Kashmir news LIVE updates: Senior Congress leader and party national spokesperson Sanjay Jha took to Twitter on Monday and said that the BJP-led Centre should have discussed it with those parties who are directly affected by the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir. 'So you have a 3 BHK house. It is yours. Now you amend it, modify it into a 4 BHK house, by breaking one bedroom into two. The size remains the same. It is still yours. But would your family be happy if you did this reconstruction without asking for their approval?'

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Kashmir news LATEST updates: 'Will your family approve if you reconstruct home without approval'; Sanjay Jha tweets about Article 370 abrogation

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14:52 (ist)

Amit Shah chairs security review meeting; home secy, NSA Doval present

Times Now reports that home minister Amit Shah-led security review meeting is underway in Delhi. According to the report, home secretary, NSA Ajit Doval and other senior officials are present in the meeting.

14:43 (ist)

Journalists bust "fake news" propaganda by Pakistan on Twitter

Since the Indian government decided to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, reactions have been pouring in from all corners of the world, especially Pakistan. Pakistani ministers and journalists have taken to Twitter and vociferously slammed the Indian government for taking a "unilateral" decision on an "international matter". While the Narendra Modi-led Indian government has responded to Pakistan's allegations on every official fora, allegations are flying on social media as well. 

Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, a Pakistani politician who is the current Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs, in office since 11 September 2018, tweeted a video on Sunday with the caption: "Let the world see what @narendramodi Govt is doing in #Kashmir The #Hitler from the East rises while the world sleeps.
@realDonaldTrump should consider imposing trade sanctions on India to control this monster before it’s too late! #SaveKashmirFromModi #IndianHitlerModi".

Responding to the video, an Indian journalist called it out as fake news and said, "Old video from Haryana." This is not the first time that Pakistan minister was called out for fake news and sharing fake videos on social media. Earlier, former Pakistan minister Rehman Malik tweeted a video which showed severely wounded people in Kashmir being carried to safety by people on the streets. In his tweet, he said that the villages of Kashmir were attacked by India Army's gunship helicopters and claimed that a dozen men, women and children were killed. Senior journalists from India, like Pallavi Ghosh and Swati Chaturvedi, slammed Malik on Twitter, terming the video as 'fake' and 'propaganda'. 

11:26 (ist)

Jammu and Kashmir govt says claim of SPO's weapons being seized is 'purely a rumour'

 

Jammu and Kashmir home secretary Shaleen Kabra referred to "fake news" that weapons of special police officers (SPO) of Jammu and Kashmir Police are being seized. The DIPR-Jammu and Kashmir handle on Twitter quoted her as saying, "This is purely a rumour being spread by vested interests. It is categorically denied."

She added, "Public at large is further advised not to believe in such rumours/baseless news and not to further spread such news without verifying from authentic sources."

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Aug 19, 2019 - 16:35 (IST)

So, you have a 3 BHK house...: Sanjay Jha's unique tweet on Article 370

Senior Congress leader and party national spokesperson Sanjay Jha took to Twitter on Monday and said that the BJP-led Centre should have discussed it with those parties who are directly affected by the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir.

"So you have a 3 BHK house. It is yours. Now you amend it, modify it into a 4 BHK house, by breaking one bedroom into two. The size remains the same. It is still yours. But would your family be happy if you did this reconstruction without asking for their approval?"

Aug 19, 2019 - 14:52 (IST)

Amit Shah chairs security review meeting; home secy, NSA Doval present

Times Now reports that home minister Amit Shah-led security review meeting is underway in Delhi. According to the report, home secretary, NSA Ajit Doval and other senior officials are present in the meeting.

Aug 19, 2019 - 14:43 (IST)

Journalists bust "fake news" propaganda by Pakistan on Twitter

Since the Indian government decided to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, reactions have been pouring in from all corners of the world, especially Pakistan. Pakistani ministers and journalists have taken to Twitter and vociferously slammed the Indian government for taking a "unilateral" decision on an "international matter". While the Narendra Modi-led Indian government has responded to Pakistan's allegations on every official fora, allegations are flying on social media as well. 

Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, a Pakistani politician who is the current Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs, in office since 11 September 2018, tweeted a video on Sunday with the caption: "Let the world see what @narendramodi Govt is doing in #Kashmir The #Hitler from the East rises while the world sleeps.
@realDonaldTrump should consider imposing trade sanctions on India to control this monster before it’s too late! #SaveKashmirFromModi #IndianHitlerModi".

Responding to the video, an Indian journalist called it out as fake news and said, "Old video from Haryana." This is not the first time that Pakistan minister was called out for fake news and sharing fake videos on social media. Earlier, former Pakistan minister Rehman Malik tweeted a video which showed severely wounded people in Kashmir being carried to safety by people on the streets. In his tweet, he said that the villages of Kashmir were attacked by India Army's gunship helicopters and claimed that a dozen men, women and children were killed. Senior journalists from India, like Pallavi Ghosh and Swati Chaturvedi, slammed Malik on Twitter, terming the video as 'fake' and 'propaganda'. 

Aug 19, 2019 - 14:20 (IST)

Congress reiterates demand, urges govt to 'reverse' decision on Article 370

Reiterating their previous demand, senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the government "should" reverse its decision regarding abrogating Article 370 in Kashmir. "I demand from the govt that the wrong decision (#Article370Scrapped) taken by them, which has also been proved wrong as nobody in the state is happy, such a decision should be reversed. Political leaders should be released & normalcy must be restored," Azad was quoted as saying by ANI.

Aug 19, 2019 - 14:15 (IST)

DMK to protest outside Jantar Mantar on Thursday (22 August)

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Monday tweeted saying in defence of democracy in Kashmir and demanding the release of political party leaders in the state, the DMK and all its MPs, led by its president MK Stalin, will protest outside Delhi's Jantar Mantar on 22 August. 

Aug 19, 2019 - 12:37 (IST)

JP Nadda slams Congress for objecting to abrogation of Article 370

BJP Working President JP Nadda on Sunday hit out at the Congress for not supporting abrogation of Article 370, alleging that the party always indulged in vote bank politics though they knew the Article was not in the national interest.

"Modi ji has created one nation, one legislation, one "nishan" (symbol)... But why does the Congress oppose it? The party says it (Article 370) was temporary. If 370 was so good, why you did not make it permanent? You had more than 400 MPs at one time, why did you not make it permanent?" he asked.

"Because you knew deep within that Article 370 was not in the national interest. You indulged in vote bank politics... vote is above the country for you...." he said, addressing a BJP public meeting in New Delhi.

Aug 19, 2019 - 12:17 (IST)

Visuals from Srinagar's Lal Chowk
 

The Jammu and Kashmir government and police have reiterated intentions to bring the situation in the restive state back to normal after the Centre imposed stringent restrictions on communications and movement for almost 15 days. However, reportedly, the scene in the state's capital, Srinagar, was "Far from normal" as people were reluctant to venture out.

Image credit: Daanish Bin Nabi)

Aug 19, 2019 - 12:14 (IST)

Visuals from Srinagar's Lal Chowk

The Jammu and Kashmir government and police have reiterated intentions to bring the situation in the restive state back to normal after the Centre imposed stringent restrictions on communications and movement for almost 15 days. However, reportedly, the scene in the state's capital, Srinagar, was "Far from normal" as people were reluctant to venture out.

Image credit: Daanish Bin Nabi)

Aug 19, 2019 - 12:07 (IST)

Sending children to school 'is out of the question' amid uncertainty over security, say parents in Kashmir Valley

Even as the Jammu and Kashmir Police appealed to parents in the Kashmir Valley to send their children to school after primary schools reopened after a curfew of 15 days on Monday, parents said that there was "no question" of sending their children to school.

"There is so much uncertainty in the situation that sending kids to school at this stage is out of question," Farooq Ahmad Dar, a parent, was quoted by PTI as saying.

Aug 19, 2019 - 11:54 (IST)

Teachers report to work in Kashmir Valley as attendance remains low

 

Teachers in schools in the Kashmir Valley were reportedly present at work on Monday, which was the first day the schools were scheduled to reopen after a stringent and prolonged curfew of almost 15 days. The Centre had imposed restrictions after the abrogation of Article 370 in the state, which had granted it a degree of autonomy.

Reports also said that private schools in Srinagar remained shut "because parents were apprehensive about the security situation in view of violent protests over the past two days."

Kashmir news LATEST updates: Senior Congress leader and party national spokesperson Sanjay Jha took to Twitter on Monday and said that the BJP-led Centre should have discussed it with those parties who are directly affected by the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir. "So you have a 3 BHK house. It is yours. Now you amend it, modify it into a 4 BHK house, by breaking one bedroom into two. The size remains the same. It is still yours. But would your family be happy if you did this reconstruction without asking for their approval?"

Since the Indian government decided to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, reactions have been pouring in from all corners of the world, especially Pakistan. Pakistani ministers and journalists have taken to Twitter and vociferously slammed the Indian government for taking a "unilateral" decision on an "international matter". Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, a Pakistani politician who is the current Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs, in office since 11 September 2018, tweeted a video on Sunday with the caption: "Let the world see what @narendramodi Govt is doing in #Kashmir The #Hitler from the East rises while the world sleeps. @realDonaldTrump should consider imposing trade sanctions on India to control this monster before it’s too late! #SaveKashmirFromModi #IndianHitlerModi". Responding to the video, an Indian journalist called it out as fake news and said, "Old video from Haryana."

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Monday tweeted saying in defence of democracy in Kashmir and demanding the release of political party leaders in the state, the DMK and all its MPs, led by its president MK Stalin, will protest outside Delhi's Jantar Mantar on 22 August.

Even as 196 of 900 primary schools reopened after 15 days of curfew in Kashmir, parents said that there was "no question" of sending their children to school. "There is so much uncertainty in the situation that sending kids to school at this stage is out of question," Farooq Ahmad Dar, a parent, was quoted by PTI as saying.

Reports said that the parents remained defiant even as the Jammu and Kashmir Police appealed to parents in the Kashmir Valley to send their children to school.

 Supreme Court lawyer Alakh Alok Srivastava filed a criminal complaint against activist and politician Shehla Rashid on Monday, seeking her arrest for allegedly spreading "fake news", News18 reported.

In a series of tweets, Rashid had on Sunday said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir have been rendered powerless due to the restrictions on communication and movement in the restive state. "People are saying that Jammu and Kashmir Police has no authority on law and order situation....Everything is in the hands of paramilitary forces," she tweeted.

In accordance with the Jammu and Kashmir government's direction that primary schools were to reopen in the state on Monday, students attended school in Jammu region's Rajouri district. However, schools in the Valley "remained shut" because parents were reluctant to send their children, CNN-News18 reported.

The report also said that despite the government's efforts to bring normalcy back to the Valley after almost 15 days of restrictions on communications and movement, the situation remained "far from normal".

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, asserting that human rights is a subject "close to her heart", on the occasion of 'World Humanitarian Day', tweeted that human rights had been "totally violated" in Kashmir, as several parts of the restive region faced curfew and other restrictions for the 15th day on Monday. The restrictions were put in place by the Narendra Modi-led government due to its decision to abrogate Article 370, which gave the state a degree of autonomy.

Mamata added, "Human rights is a subject very close to my heart. In 1995, I was on the road for 21 days to protect human rights violations against deaths in lock-ups."

Restrictions were further eased in 50 police station areas of the Kashmir Valley on Sunday though curbs were tightened in some parts of Srinagar after stray incidents of violence, and internet services were snapped again in five districts of the Jammu region, a day after they were restored, as strict security arrangements continued in Jammu and Kashmir.

The first batch of 300 Haj pilgrims returned to Kashmir from Saudi Arabia on Sunday amid elaborate arrangements made by the authorities to ensure their smooth return, officials said.

"The process of easing prohibitory orders is on. The restrictions were eased in 50 police station areas today as against 35 police station areas yesterday," government spokesman Rohit Kansal told reporters on Sunday evening. Kansal said a new week is starting from Monday and "we are looking at it with new hope".

"Over 190 primary schools will reopen tomorrow in Srinagar alone and after this, we look forward to other areas like taking up development-related activities," he said.

Kashmir news LATEST updates Will your family approve if you reconstruct home without approval Sanjay Jha tweets about Article 370 abrogation

Security personnel stand guard at a check point in Srinagar during restrictions. PTI

Kansal said the duration of relaxation was also increased from six hours to eight hours on Sunday.

"The relaxations were announced thereby enabling people and shopkeepers to plan in advance. The relaxation hours were increased keeping in view the response yesterday and the request by traders. This process will continue in the days to come," he said.

The government spokesman said there were reports of "hooliganism by some mischievous elements coercing the shopkeepers" in some areas to shut their shops.

"The law enforcing agencies have taken note. There are no reports of any untoward incidents in the areas which witnessed relaxations. However, there are reports of two-three incidents of disturbances in which two persons have been injured who are stated to be stable. These incidents have been dealt by local security forces," he said.

On the issue of the restoration of mobile phone services in the valley, Kansal said easing of restrictions on communication will continue and the endeavour is to restore landline telephone services to the fullest as quickly as possible.

Earlier, the officials said restrictions were tightened in some parts of Srinagar city on Sunday following incidents of violence a day earlier. They added that restrictions continued in many parts of the valley for the 14th day on Sunday.

The restrictions were reimposed in certain areas which witnessed trouble on Saturday after the curbs were eased in several areas of the city and elsewhere in the valley, the officials said. They said protests took place at around a dozen places in which several protesters were injured.

However, the exact number of injuries was not available, the officials said. On Saturday evening, Kansal said protests took place at six places in the valley in which eight persons suffered injuries.

Landline telephone services have been restored in several areas of the city as the process to bring more areas on the telecom map was going on, the officials said. Some private vehicles were seen plying in the civil lines areas of the city and the other district headquarters of the valley on Sunday, they said, adding some shops were also open in those areas.

In the Jammu region, low-speed (2G) mobile Internet services were once again snapped in five districts on Sunday to check rumour-mongering, a day after the services were restored. A police official said the authorities concerned directed service providers to snap the services around forenoon. He said the decision was taken to check rumour-mongering and maintain peace and tranquillity.

Low-speed mobile Internet services were restored in five districts of Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Udhampur and Reasi during the intervening night of Friday and Saturday after remaining suspended for nearly a fortnight.

Mobile Internet services were snapped across Jammu region on August 4, a day before the Centre revoked the provisions of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated it into two union territories -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Curfew-like restrictions were put in place across the state hours before the move. However, the restrictions were subsequently eased.

Immediately after the resumption of 2G mobile Internet services in five districts, Jammu Inspector General of Police Mukesh Singh had warned of strict action against anyone circulating fake messages or videos on social media. The first batch of 304 Haj pilgrims from Saudi Arabia landed at the Srinagar airport Sunday morning, the officials said.

They said elaborate arrangements were made for the smooth movement of pilgrims to their respective destinations.

"Only one family member is allowed at the airport to receive the Hajis. A fleet of State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) buses has been deployed to facilitate the movement of Hajis and their relatives with the coordination of all district administrations," an official said.

The security forces were directed to allow passage of pilgrims and their relatives, who were issued passes, through the areas where restrictions are in place, the officials said.

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