Five Kashmiri politicians, under detention since abrogation of Article 370 on 5 August, released by J&K administration
The five leaders released belonged to the National Conference, the PDP and the Congress, who were kept under preventive detention, officials said.
Kashmir, being the tense, conflict-induced zone that it is today, witnessed a series of events that unfolded over the past three weeks. Here is a timeline of all those events, right from the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A.
Authorities in Srinagar increase restrictions ahead of Friday prayers after separatist call for protests, reports Reuters
Authorities in Srinagar tightened security ahead of Friday prayers after separatists called for a protest march to a UN office
Incarcerated separatists in Kashmir urge people to defy ban, join march after Friday prayers over loss of autonomy, reports Reuters
Separatist leaders in Kashmir have urged people to defy a ban and join a mass march after Friday prayers this week according to Reuters' report
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?'
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.'
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.
After UNSC meet on J&K, China says members concerned about human rights situation; India slams Pakistan's 'alarmist' approach
Both India and Pakistan were not among the attendees at the informal UNSC meeting, which was meant only for the five permanent members and 10 non-permanent members.
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."
The 73rd Independence Day was celebrated in Budgam, Pulwama, Awantipora, Tral, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Baramulla, Shopian, Anantnag and Bandipora in Kashmir, according to a press release issued by the administration.
Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh witness low key 73rd Independence Day 2019 celebrations: Ajit Doval in venue as Satya Pal Malik unfurls National Flag in Srinagar
Trumpetting the Narendra Modi government's decision to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and the eventual bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in two Union Territories, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday (15 August) assured that the identity of people of Jammu and Kashmir is neither at stake nor will be tampered with after the abrogation of the state's special status by the Centre.
Kashmir News updates: Kashmiri identity is not in danger, assures Satya Pal Malik after hoisting National Flag in Srinagar
Kashmir News LIVE updates: The identity of people of Jammu and Kashmir is neither at stake nor tampered with after the abrogation of the state's special status by the Centre, Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Thursday after hoisting the national flag on the 73rd Independence Day in Srinagar on Thursday.
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.
SC refuses to lift restrictions in J&K, but administration hopeful of relaxations soon; state to host first global investors summit in Oct
Refusing to interfere with the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government imposing restrictions, including shutdown of communication services, a Supreme Court bench said 'reasonable time' should be given to authorities to ensure normalcy as the 'situation is very sensitive'.
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.
Day after low key Eid al-Adha in Jammu and Kashmir, Supreme Court to hear plea against abrogation of Article 370
In the evening, Inspector General of Police SP Pani and Jammu and Kashmir principal secretary Rohit Kansal said that the Eid al-Adha festivities in Jammu and Kashmir passed peacefully, barring a few minor incidents.
Article 370 revoked: Cooperation between Centre and new UTs will be key to governance, realisation of aspirations
After the revoking of Article 370, how governance plays out in Jammu and Kashmir and whether Ladakh’s aspirations can be better realised, will ultimately depend on the degree of cooperation between New Delhi and the govt of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir