Jammu and Kashmir bypolls postponed due to security reasons; Opposition parties seek release of leaders from detention
The eight-phase poll in Jammu and Kashmir was earlier scheduled to be held from 5 March to 20 March on a party basis.
Congress says it will take part in Jammu and Kashmir panchayat bypolls if party leaders are released by government
The Congress is ready to take part in the by-elections to panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir if its leaders are released and their free movement is ensured, senior party leader GA Mir said on Monday.
Congress' J&K unit accuses state govt of downgrading security to Opposition leaders, claims better security being given to BJP leaders
Security has been further downgraded to immobilise Opposition leaders and keep them away from reaching out to the public, said the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee
Congress to boycott local body elections in Jammu and Kashmir, cites continued detention of political leaders
BDC polls, which will be held in Jammu and Kashmir on 24 October, will be the first elections to be held in the state since its special status was revoked under Article 370 on 5 August
J&K Congress claims Centre, state govt creating 'uncertainty' over local body elections, says decision on boycott pending
The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) will send a team to New Delhi to brief the party leadership on the issue, Congress state unit president GA Mir said at a press conference here. He said the team of senior state leaders will also hold deliberations on whether to participate in the polls.
Congress expresses doubts about Jammu and Kashmir panchayat, local body polls being held in current situation
Jammu and Kashmir Congress president GA Mir on Saturday expressed doubt over the holding of panchayat and local bodies elections in the state.
Jammu & Kashmir Congress criticises National Conference for decision to boycott local polls, questions link to Article 35A
The Jammu and Kashmir Congress also urged the governor to reconsider holding the polls in this "grim situation" in the Valley.
Horrific details have emerged in the rape and murder case of an eight-year-old nomadic girl in Kathua district in a chargesheet filed by the state police.
Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief questions BJP's silence over Tassaduq Mufti's induction into state cabinet
JKPCC president GA Mir on Thursday questioned BJP's silence over the induction of Tassaduq Mufti, younger brother of chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, in the state Cabinet,
Manmohan Singh-headed Congress panel to visit Jammu and Kashmir next month for discussion on range of issues
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who heads the Congress's policy planning group on Kashmir, will lead a team of party leaders to Jammu and Kashmir next month for discussion on current situation in the state with party workers and "like-minded" groups.
The Jammu and Kashmir Congress on Tuesday accused the PDP-BJP government of creating controversies to serve its vested interests and divert the people's attention from its alleged misrule
The decision to postpone the by-election for the Anantnag seat is welcome. After the violence that accompanied the by-election for the Srinagar seat on Sunday, going ahead with Wednesday’s slated bypoll would have been bull-headed foolishness. Elections are meant to include people in the processes of governance, not for piling up bodies.
Anantnag bypoll: Voting deferred to 25 May as Kashmir Valley remains turbulent after Srinagar by-election
The Election Commission of India deferred the bypoll to Anantnag Parliamentary constituency to 25 May stating that situation is "not conducive to the holding of free and fair pole in the constituency on 12 April, as scheduled".
Jammu and Kashmir bypolls: Congress cancels rallies in Pampore and Pulwama, fears safety of candidates
The political campaigning ahead of the by-election in Srinagar and Anantnag Parliamentary constituencies has taken a hit with the Indian National Congress (INC) cancelling its rallies in South Kashmir on Monday after reports emerged of militants attending the funeral of a Hizbul Mujahideen member in Pulwama. The by-election for the two Parliamentary seats is set to take place on April 9 and 12 respectively.
Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief GA Mir on Friday demanded an immediate ban on the use of pellet guns on protesters by security forces in the Valley.
GA Mir expresses concern over attack on Jammu and Kashmir students