New Political engagements preparing the ground for a ‘Naya J&K’

Relevance: Development of Jammu and Kashmir is essential for Internal security and ensuring smooth functioning of the Federalism.    Context: For the first time since the state after abrogation of article 370, the Central government initiated political engagement with the leaders of Jammu and Kashmir.   Key outcomes of the meeting:   Both the center and state agreed to strengthen grassroot democracy.    Legislative polls will occur after the delimitation of… Continue reading New Political engagements preparing the ground for a ‘Naya J&K’

Scrap 370,35A says Rajnath,targets Omar

Union Home Minister has said that Articles 370 and Article 35A should be reviewed and scrapped. This statement came after National Conference leader had said that his party will bring back the autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir that could include having a Sadar-e-Riyasat(President) and Wazir-e-Azam(Prime Minister). J&K had its own Sadar-e-Riyasat(President) and Wazir-e-Azam(Prime Minister) until… Continue reading Scrap 370,35A says Rajnath,targets Omar

Highway ban disrupts life in J&K

The first day of closure of the 271-km Baramulla-Udhampur national highway for civilian traffic has disrupted the distribution of essentials and halted all passenger services. The Jammu and Kashmir administration and Centre had announced that the national highway from Baramulla to Udhampur will be put out of bounds for civilian traffic on Sundays and Wednesdays… Continue reading Highway ban disrupts life in J&K