It has been decided that the registration fee pilgrims will be refunded to them from 1 to 13 October, officials said. Those who want to get their fee refunded shall have to approach the concerned bank branch which had issued the yatra permit
Coronavirus LIVE News Updates: A statement from the BMC's health department said 685 patients were discharged during the day, taking the number of recovered cases to 6,89,675. There are now 15,305 active cases in the financial capital, the statement added
The 56-day yatra shall commence on both Baltal and Chandanwari routes and around six lakh pilgrims are expected this year
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said a complete lockdown could be imposed in the state again as over 1,000 new cases of coronavirus were reported for the first time on Wednesday.
Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic; traditional rituals to be live telecast
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board which was was presided over by Jammu and Kashmir L-G Girish Chandra Murmu
Army receives inputs about terrorists’ plan to attack Amarnath Yatra, shuts Pahalgam route to shrine
Inputs about the plan to attack Amarnath Yatra come shortly after the Shopian encounter on Friday, in which three terrorists, including a JeM commander, were killed
Secret life of Article 370: Nehru's use of ruthless force to integrate Kashmir behind veil of 'special status' offers lessons for today
The truth is more complex: for former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Kashmir's special status, and Article 370 were, from the outset, a fiction — one which was authored against the background of war, great-power intrigue, and terrorism.
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?'
Country without a post office: The unconscionable communication siege of Kashmir must look beyond public order and state security
As it exists, peacefulness in Kashmir is Schröndinger's cat until the restrictions are lifted —Kashmir currently is both reported as 'peaceful' enough to legitimatise the Union's decisions and not peaceful enough to justify the lifting of restrictions. The State is being permitted to rely on its own excesses to deny the court or civil society the ability to test their reasonableness.
Kashmir news updates: India's UN envoy slams Pakistan's 'alarmist' approach, says scrapping Article 370 has no external ramifications
Kashmir news LIVE updates: India's Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin said at the UN headquarters, "Our position was and remains that matters related to Article 370 are entirely an internal matter of India. The recent decisions are intended to ensure that good governance is promoted, socie-economic development is enhanced for our people...We are committed to gradually removing all restrictions. Since the change is internal to India, it has not made any difference to our external orientation."
Kashmir News Updates: Pakistan summons India's Deputy High Commissioner over Tuesday's 'unprovoked ceasefire violations' across LoC
Kashmir News LIVE Updates: Pakistan on Wednesday summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and condemned the alleged "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by Indian troops across the Line of Control which killed a civilian. Mohammad Faisal, Director General (South Asia and SAARC) and Pakistan foreign ministry spokesperson, summoned Ahluwalia to condemn "the unprovoked ceasefire violations" by the Indian forces on 13 August in Hot Spring Sector in which a 38-year-old man of Laychayal village was killed, the Pakistan foreign office said.
Kashmir News Updates: Days after calling reports on Saura unrest 'fabricated', MHA acknowledges incident, but says 'no bullets fired'
Kashmir News LIVE Updates: Days after calling reports on an unrest in Saura region of Jammu and Kashmir, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has acknowledged that an incident of stone pelting did take place in Saura on 9 August which later sparked unrest in the area. Earlier, a few international media houses — including BBC and The Washington Post — had drawn criticism for reporting about the incident. A home ministry spokesperson had also called the reports about protests as "fabricated and incorrect".
Pakistani TV channel 24 News HD airs 2018 footage of Syed Ali Shah Geelani under house arrest in Kashmir, claims it is 2019
Kashmir News Updates: A Pakistani television channel shared a video on their YouTube channel in early August 2019 claiming it was "breaking news" footage of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani under house arrest. The claim is false; the video has circulated online in reports since at least April 2018.
Viral photo of girl walking past soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir taken in 2016, not August 2019, reports AFP
A photo of a girl reading a book as she walks past heavily armed soldiers in Kashmir has been shared hundreds of times in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter which claim the image was taken after the Indian government revoked the region’s special status in August 2019. The claim is false; the photo was taken in 2016 during previous unrest in Jammu and Kashmir.
Kashmir after Article 370: Valley struggles to rid self of uncertainty with communication clampdown, rumours and little faith in administration
Communication networks, including landlines and internet, have been blocked since last Monday and news channels on cable networks have been restricted to the state-run Doordarshan and two private news channels.
Narendra Modi Speech on Article 370 Kashmir updates: PM assures early Assembly election, says J&K will be free of terrorism under new system
Kashmir News LIVE Updates: Narendra Modi asserted that the Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh will have leaders, including chief ministers, chosen by its people. "I want to make it clear, your representative will be elected by you, your representative will come from amongst you... I have complete faith, under this new system, we all will be able to free Jammu and Kashmir of terrorism and separatism," he said.
Kashmir after Article 370: Cut off from the rest of India and the world, residents say 'it looks like 1947' all over again
For the residents in Kashmir, the only access to information on Monday was through official radio broadcast and outstation television channels. Residents continue to remain locked inside their homes with no access to essential supplies like food and medicine. While the curfew-like strict restrictions continued on Tuesday, only the reporters of outstation television channels, and no local reporters, were visible on the streets along with security forces.
Kashmir News LIVE Updates: Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that they will send the Indian ambassdor back to India and call back their envoy to Pakistan.
Congress blunder in Lok Sabha over Article 370 debate: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury says Kashmir 'is not' India's internal matter
At a time when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Centre's attempts to scrap Article 370 is an omnipresent news item, Leader of the Congress party in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has done one better. Scoring a self goal during a debate in the Lok Sabha, in the presence of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Chowdhury embarrassed the party, and majority of the parties opposing the article, by appearing to suggest that decisions taken by Centre on Jammu and Kashmir were not an internal matter.
Article 370 revoked: 'Jammu and Kashmir will lose its Muslim-majority character,' say Kashmiris fearful of fresh violence in Valley
A resident of Srinagar said though the state's ruling parties rendered Article 370 a mere skeleton over the last 70 years in collusion with the different governments at the Centre, its scrapping is bound to provoke the people to vent their anger.