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  • Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah addressed Rajya Sabha and said the condition in Kashmir valley is "fully normal" and there were no casualties reported due to police firing since August 5th when Article 370 was abrogated thereby ending the special status that was earlier conferred to Jammu and Kashmir.

    The number of recruitment of locals into terrorist ranks so far this year is 110, officials said. This is lower as compared to the 128 and 214 terrorist recruitments in 2017 and last year respectively.

    First Secretary in India's Permanent Mission to the UN Paulomi Tripathi was responding to remarks made by Pakistan's Munir Akram, who focussed a majority of his speech on India and its internal matters, including J-K, the abrogation of Art 370, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the National Register of Citizens and the Supreme Court's Ayodha verdict.

    The Kashmiri political leaders including Farooq Abdulalh, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti who have been under detention since August 5 might be released sooner and may be allowed to move out of the valley on health grounds, the government officials said. Some of them were allowed to visit their houses for few hours on Saturday on request.

    Amid "Jai Shree Ram" slogans, he said, "A grand Ram temple will be built in Ayodhya and no power in the world can stop that from happening. The path for construction of the temple has been cleared by the Supreme Court."

    During a private event in the city that was attended by some members of the Kashmiri Pandit diaspora, India's Consul General in New York Sandeep Chakravorty spoke about the Abrogation of Article 370.

    In the first visit by a foreign delegation, a team of 23 MEPs travelled to Kashmir in October on a two-day visit to have a first-hand assessment of the situation after the state's special status was revoked in August by abrogating Article 370.

    "5,161 preventive arrests, including stone pelters, miscreants, OGWs (overground workers), separatists and political workers were made since August 4, 2019, in Kashmir Valley," MoS home G Kishan Reddy said in a statement in the Rajya Sabha.

    Raking up Kashmir issues, Pakistan's newly appointed envoy to the UN Munir Akram said the Security Council has had uneven record in resolving threats and breaches of international peace and security and there has been prolonged inaction in some cases. He said Pakistan is concerned at the absence of action by the Security Council over the situation in J&K.

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that Pakistan's economy is in terrible shape. Then also, they continue to support terrorism against Indi...

    The Supreme Court told the J&K administration that it will have to respond to each and every question raised on the restrictions imposed in the erstwhile state after the abrogation of Article 370. The SC told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that petitioners challenging the restrictions have argued in detail and he will have to answer all questions.

    Union minister for road transport Nitin Gadkari, Commerce and Railways minister Piyush Goyal and Textiles Minister Smriti Irani will present the government's roadmap for J&K at Kashmironomics, a forum led by former journalists Siddharth Zarabi and Aditya Raj Kaul and others.

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