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Dec 13, 2019, 03.28 AM IST



Jammu and Kashmir High Court demands CAPF security in 2 UTs’ courts

Jammu and Kashmir High Court chief justice Gita Mittal and Justice Rajesh Bindal in its court on its own motion stated that current J&K police security is porous and urged home ministry to provide CAPF security to both wings of the High Court J&K and all district courts of J&K.

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  • The top court, which was hearing a batch of petitions challenging the abrogation of the provisions of Article 370, also raised the point that if the decision rested with people then will it be a case of "referendum, concurrence or consultation".

    "Human rights is not part of this 2+2 discussion that's taking place next week, although I'm confident that issues on Kashmir and the threat perceptions that India sees will obviously be a part of the agenda,” Alice G Wells, the acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, said on Wednesday at a programme.

    KK Sharma, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor chaired a high-level meeting and directed officers to make suitable and sufficient land available for setting up new industrial estates for the prospective entrepreneurs.

    According to Google 2019 Year in Search report, netizens in India searched for a variety of topics, seeking information on Article 370, exit poll, black hole and 'Howdy Modi' event.

    In a written reply to a starred question in the House, Reddy said regular attempts of infiltration by terrorists through the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir sponsored and supported from across the border are being made. "84 such attempts have been made from across the border and it is estimated that 59 such terrorists could have infiltrated," he said.

    A five-judge bench of the court led by Justice NV Ramana, began hearing arguments against the decision four months after it was done. The state has since been under a complete lockdown activists say, a charge the government has denied. The government insists that everything is normal in the state.

    Nearly 20 companies have been withdrawn from Kashmir, where they had been sent prior to the Centre's decision on August 5 to abrogate Article 370 provisions and split the erstwhile state of J-K into two union territories. The remaining 30 companies have been withdrawn from other places and rushed to Northeastern states, the officials said.

    "The first lot of 10,000 SiG 716 assault rifles has arrived in India and has been sent to the Northern Command," top Indian Army sources told ANI. The Northern Command looks after the counter-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir including the stopping the influx of terrorists from Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir who are trained there.

    European Union Ambassador to India Ugo Astuto on December 10 cleared EU's stand on the situation of Kashmir. He said, "We are concerned over...

    The Pakistan Rangers fired dozens of shells targeting Rathawa village in Hiranagar sector on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, villagers said. The house of Ram Piyari, a resident of Rathawa village, was hit by three mortar shells, of which one exploded causing damage to the walls. The other two shells did not explode, which were defused later.

    Business to Kashmir is very slow, both for Indian and foreign travellers. Comparing it to last year's records which was not good either, this season witnessed a dip of 50%. Although hotels are operational, there have been hardly any bookings. Internet blockade continues to be a huge detterent, putting off the visitors.

    Senior BJP leader and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan charged the Congress with speaking the "language of Pakistan" on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. The BJP leader asked those who were opposing the CAB, where will Hindu minorities in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan go for life and honour other than India.

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