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Kashmir PSA detainee Ghulam Mohammed Bhat dies in UP jail: 'They told me you have to just bring him back home,' says 32-year-old son
India

Kashmir PSA detainee Ghulam Mohammed Bhat dies in UP jail: 'They told me you have to just bring him back home,' says 32-year-old son

Ghulam Mohammed Bhat died 16,000 kilometres away from his home in Naini Central Prison. Bhat, who was frail when jailed, was among 20 Kashmiri prisoners brought to Naini prison from Anantnag. They had been detained under the stringent PSA immediately after the Centre scrapped the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Jammu and Kashmir votes in block council polls 2019 today: With majority local politicians under house arrest, BJP to contest on 280 seats by itself
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Jammu and Kashmir votes in block council polls 2019 today: With majority local politicians under house arrest, BJP to contest on 280 seats by itself

The BJP has fielded candidates on 122 constituencies in Kashmir, said its spokesperson Brigadier (retired) Anil Gupta, adding that the party is also supporting 29 Independents for elections to the office of the chairpersons of BDCs. He said that the party is contesting on a total of 280 seats out of 316 seats on its own in the state.

Manmohan Singh to visit Sri Kartarpur Gurdwara in Pakistan on Amarinder Singh's invite on 9 November
India

Manmohan Singh to visit Sri Kartarpur Gurdwara in Pakistan on Amarinder Singh's invite on 9 November

The news comes after reports that Pakistan too had invited Manmohan Singh to attend the inaugural ceremony of the landmark Kartarpur Corridor in November

Inviting ex-PM Manmohan Singh instead of Narendra Modi for inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor is latest instance of Pakistan's mischief
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Inviting ex-PM Manmohan Singh instead of Narendra Modi for inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor is latest instance of Pakistan's mischief

Recently, Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has announced his decision to formally invite former prime minister Manmohan Singh, instead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to attend the inaugural ceremony of the landmark Kartarpur Corridor in November

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah detained under Public Safety Act: all you need to know about the 1978 Act
India

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah detained under Public Safety Act: all you need to know about the 1978 Act

On Monday, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah was detained under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA)

Moral compass used to plot Farooq Abdullah's 'incarceration' points towards dystopia, not a 'new Kashmir'
India

Moral compass used to plot Farooq Abdullah's 'incarceration' points towards dystopia, not a 'new Kashmir'

Legislated in 1978 by Sheikh Abdullah, the Public Safety Act (PSA) allows the Jammu and Kashmir government to detain, without trial, "persons acting in any manner prejudicial to the security of the State" for up to two years. In addition, it allows detention for up to one year where "any person is acting in any manner prejudicial to the maintenance of public order". The detention order has to be signed by a divisional commissioner or district magistrate-not a judge.

Situation tense along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir following infiltration attempts, particularly in Gulmarg, Kupwara districts
India

Situation tense along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir following infiltration attempts, particularly in Gulmarg, Kupwara districts

The situation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir remains tense and security has been stepped up after frequent exchange of gunfire between Pakistani and Indian troops

Day after Pakistan quotes Rahul Gandhi on unrest in Kashmir, Congress leader blames Islamabad for having 'instigated and supported' violence in Valley
India

Day after Pakistan quotes Rahul Gandhi on unrest in Kashmir, Congress leader blames Islamabad for having 'instigated and supported' violence in Valley

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday clarified his stand on the situation in Kashmir after Pakistan quoted his criticism for the Narendra Modi-led government's decision of abrogating Article 370 in the restive state.

Talks with Pakistan will revolve only around Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, says Rajnath Singh
India

Talks with Pakistan will revolve only around Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, says Rajnath Singh

Asserting that dialogue with Pakistan is not possible till it stops aiding and abetting terrorism, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday that if talks are held with Pakistan they will be regarding Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK). Addressing a public rally ahead of flagging off the BJP's Jan Ashirwad rally for the assembly polls in Haryana's Kalka, Singh said, 'If talks take place (with Pakistan), it will be on PoK (Pakistan occupied Kashmir) and not on any other issue.'

Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions will develop as per wishes of local people, their dreams and ambitions, PM Narendra Modi tells IANS
India

Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions will develop as per wishes of local people, their dreams and ambitions, PM Narendra Modi tells IANS

For years, intimidation ruled the roost. Let us now give development a chance. My sisters and brothers of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh always wanted a better future for them but Article 370 did not enable it. There was injustice against women and children, ST as well as SC communities, says Narendra Modi.