Tamil Nadu’s principal opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Thursday expressed satisfaction that several mainstream opposition parties including the Congress and the Communists joined a demonstration staged by the party in Delhi to protest against the Central government’s revocation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir provided under Article 370.
President Arif Alvi said that the Indian government is living in a 'fool's paradise' if it thinks that it can improve the situation in Kashmir by revoking Article 370.
The leaders of the National Federation of New States (NFNS), which is spearheading the movement for creation of small states, said here on Thursday that bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories — J&K and Ladakh — for better governance had encouraged them.
President Arif Alvi has said that India is playing with fire by revoking the special autonomy of Kashmir and the same fire will eventually “burn the secularity” of the Indian state.
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will hold a session to discuss the Kashmir dispute on Friday, state broadcaster Radio Pakistan reported.
After a gap of nearly a fortnight, around 200 schools in Srinagar reopened on Monday, but few students showed up. Though teachers were present in most schools, jittery parents avoided sending their children.
Slamming the move by the microblogging site, Pakistan Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari said: "Twitter has really gone too far in becoming mouthpiece of the rogue Modi govt! They sent a notice to our President! In bad taste and simply ridiculous."
A group of UN human rights experts urged India to end the communications blackout imposed on Kashmir, warning it amounted to "collective punishment" and risked exacerbating regional tensions.
A magistrate speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity said at least 4,000 people were arrested and held under the Public Safety Act (PSA), a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without charge or trial.
As per a statement issued by the Prime Minister Office, the decision has been "taken in view of the regional security environment.” Bajwa's tenure was due to end in November but analysts have long predicted the extension.