I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime, Swaraj said on Article 370 in her last tweet

Just hours before her demise, BJP stalwart Sushma Swaraj Tuesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the government revoked the special status for Jammu and Kashmir, saying “I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime”. Taking to Twitter in the evening, Swaraj said: “@narendramodi ji – Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you very much. I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime.” This last tweet of Swaraj and the words used by her left scores of [...]

Jyotiraditya Scindia backs Modi govt’s Kashmir move as list of Congress dissenters grows

The Congress’ list of leaders dissenting against the party’s stance on Jammu and Kashmir continues to grow with one of its most prominent faces, Jyotiraditya Scindia, joining the chorus voicing support to the BJP’s move to scrap the state’s special status. “I support the move on #JammuAndKashmir & #Ladakh and its full integration into union of India,” Scindia tweeted Tuesday evening. “Would have been better if constitutional process had been followed. No questions could have been raised then. Nevertheless, this [...]

Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti detained after Centre scraps Article 370

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah were among four political leaders arrested on Monday, officials said according to PTI. J&K People’s Conference leaders Sajjad Lone and Imran Ansari were also arrested. Srinagar’s executive magistrate in a notice to People’s Democratic Party chief Membooba Mufti said she was being detained because her activities “are likely to cause breach of peace”. “Therefore, keeping into consideration the aforementioned facts and circumstance, I as executive magistrate first class do [...]

Bhubaneswar Kalita resigns from Congress to protest party’s stand on Article 370

In another setback for the Congress, its Rajya Sabha MP and chief whip Bhubaneshwar Kalita resigned from the membership of the House on Monday opposing the party's stand on the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu announced in the House that he has accepted Kalita's resignation. The Union government on Monday revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and proposed that the state [...]

PM praises Amit Shah’s speech in Rajya Sabha

Home minister Amit Shah accurately highlighted the "monumental injustices" of the past and presented the government's vision for the people of Jammu and Kashmir in Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday after the revoking of Article 370. Sharing Shah's speech on his Twitter handle, Modi said the views put forth by the home minister were "extensive and insightful." "It accurately highlighted the monumental injustices of the past and coherently presented our vision for the sisters and brothers [...]

Rajya Sabha approves resolution on J&K

Rajya Sabha on Monday approved a resolution abrogating Article 370 for Jammu and Kashmir and a bill to bifurcate the state into two union territories with home minister Amit Shah saying the controversial provisions were responsible for poverty and lack of development in the state. Allaying opposition fears of all hell breaking loose after the move, Shah replied, "nothing will happen" and it won't be allowed to turn into another battle-torn Kosovo. "It was heaven on earth and will remain [...]

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