"Till the time we get back the flag that was robbed from us, we will not raise any other flag," Mehbooba Mufti said. The Jammu and Kashmir BJP on Friday demanded the arrest of Mehbooba Mufti for her "seditious remarks".
The top court had on Saturday constituted a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana to hear the clutch of petitions related to Article 370, that gave a special status to J&K.
More than 500 people have been rounded up in the latest crackdown in Indian Kashmir which has been on the edge since the right-wing government revoked its autonomy, reports said on Thursday.
India struck down a constitutional provision on Monday that granted special status to residents of Jammu and Kashmir state.
"Pakistan is looking at political, diplomatic and legal options," Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told a news conference in Islamabad, though he ruled out a new military conflict.
In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Thursday stressed "the need to use dialogue for maintaining peace, security and stability in the region."
India’s top court is taking up legal challenges to the government’s decision to revoke Indian-controlled Kashmir’s special status and has asked the government to explain its stance to the court.
Seeking to tighten its grip on the contested region, the Indian government this week withdrew the state's right to frame its own laws and allowed non-residents to buy property there.
A suspected militant and a policeman were killed in the first gun battle since New Delhi stripped Indian Kashmir of its autonomy, police said on Wednesday after US President Donald Trump offered