Thirty-two civilians, including political workers, have been killed in South Kashmir allegedly by militants this year, the police have said.
State refugees can be given full citizenship barring land rights, like the Chakmas in Arunachal Pradesh, without undermining J&K’s unique constitutional status in any way.
The Centre’s decision to appoint a ‘representative’ for dialogue with Kashmir comes from a position of self-inflicted weakness.
Many previous interlocutors failed because they had neither a clear-cut mandate, nor the authority to deliver anything to anyone.
The situation in Hajin, where a BSF constable was killed last week, continues to be volatile, with the police and army conducting search operations and locals allegedly supporting militants.
Despite home minister Rajnath Singh’s assurances that pellet guns aren’t being used often by the security forces, doctors and civil organisations say otherwise.
“Will our brother return? We won’t complain even if they have tortured him”, ask family members of 20-year-old Manzoor Ahmad, who has been ‘missing’ in army custody since August 31.
Attempts to revoke Article 35A seen as attempt by Centre to change special status and may lead to “uprising”, finds report.
The state human rights commission had on July 10 directed Jammu and Kashmir to pay Dar Rs 10 lakh as compensation.
The PDP-BJP government has banned 22 social media platforms, claiming that continued instability in the Valley forced the government to take the harsh measure.