Jammu and Kashmir LIVE: Security was stepped up within the Valley and sprint further restricted earlier than Independence Day the next day to come, at the same time as the govton Tuesday said restrictions imposed after the repeal of Article 370 would be a eliminated in a ‘phased manner’. The say has been in a lockdown since the Narendra Modi govt’s possibility to scrap the special station of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate it into two Union Territories.
Meanwhile, senior Congress chief P Chidambaram this day hit out J&K Governor Satya Friend Malik for his “invitation” to Rahul Gandhi to chat over with the say, announcing it was splendid a instrument of propaganda.
China Mum Even as Pak Confirms its Improve | Pakistan, while entertaining the U.S. over India’s possibility to remain the autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir, has also claimed that it has the backing of China. On the opposite hand, Beijing has now not made any assertion on the topic and nor has it answered any questions about the direct. Read Maha Siddiqui’s elephantine portray right here.
Polish International Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, whose nation holds the council’s rotating presidency this month, said people would discuss the letter. “Poland believes that this would per chance per chance just fully be resolved by composed methodology and … we are in desire of dialogue between Pakistan and India to kind out the diversities,” he said. “Strained family between India and Pakistan negatively possess an affect on all of the South Asia residing and must result in severe political, safety and economic penalties.”
What Pak’s Letter to UN Says | In a letter to the U.S., Qureshi said: “If India chooses to resort as soon as more to the use of pressure, Pakistan would perchance be obliged to acknowledge, in self defence, with all its capabilities,” adding that “in look of the awful implications” Pakistan requested the meeting. It was now not true away certain how the 15-member council would acknowledge to the question and whether a member of the body would also favor to find a proper question.
Pak Calls for Pressing Meet with UNSC | On the arena front, Pakistan known as Tuesday for an pressing meeting of the UN Security Council, announcing India’s possibility to strip Kashmir of autonomy poses “an drawing end chance” to world peace. In step with the guidelines agency Associated Press, Pakistani International Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi denounced “newest aggressive actions” by India, announcing they “willfully undermine the internationally recognized disputed station of Jammu and Kashmir.”
After Rahul Gandhi took up the Governor’s invitation and said he and other opposition leaders would discuss over with Jammu and Kashmir, urging Malik to allow them the liberty to meet people and troopers, the Raj Bhawan accused Gandhi of making an try to politicise the direct and further stoke tensions within the Valley. “Rahul Gandhi is politicising the topic by searching for to carry a delegation of Opposition leaders to assemble further unrest and considerations for the popular people. As he has save forth many instances for J&K, the Governor is referring the case to the native police and administration to acknowledge the question further,” the assertion said.
— DIPR-J&K (@diprjk) August 13, 2019
Security Additional Tightened within the Valley for I-Day | Meanwhile, the security lockdown in arena within the Valley is expected to final no less than via Thursday, independence day, earlier than which safety within the residing has been further tightened and sprint of oldsters, some distance more restricted. The central govt had already deployed tens of hundreds of additional troopers to the residing as a preemptive measure.
Chidambaram Hits Support at J&K Gov | The struggle of words between the two leaders soon snowballed with senior Congress chief P Chidamabaram the latest to delivery an assault on Malik and his synthetic presents to Gandhi, which he said is nothing nonetheless a ‘instrument of propanganda’. In a series of tweets this day early morning, the historical finance minister writes, “To teach that Rahul Gandhi save instances is rubbish. Rahul Gandhi requested for freedom to meet all people, at the side of troopers. How is that striking instances?” He was relating to an announcement by Raj Bhavan which accused Gandhi of striking too many instances while ‘accepting’ Malik’s invite.
War of Words | Even as the Valley remains knitted in coils of barbed wires and metal barricades, a political slugfest erupted between Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Friend Malik, who ‘equipped’ Gandhi a chartered airplane to come aid discuss over with the residing and gawk for himself that the direct there would possibly perchance be composed and violence free — a articulate the Congress chief had questioned. Gandhi, nonetheless, returned the fire and said that he, at the side of a delegation of opposition leaders, will use up his ‘gracious invitation’ of visiting the say equipped they’re given the liberty to score so.
Nearly 400 political leaders of valley at the side of two historical chief ministers – Omar and Mehbooba are beneath detention. More than 50,000 safety personnel are on streets and cellular phone service and internet are silent off. Restrictions possess been imposed on a form of events earlier — even all over auspicious events resembling Eid for apprehensions about breach of peace.
Govt Justifies Restrictions, Says Done to Build Lives | The government on Tuesday justified strict restrictions on sprint in Jammu and Kashmir, announcing as a commerce-off between restrictions and loss and life, the govtselected restrictions. A ministry spokesperson added that the constraints possess been being eliminated in a phased manner.
The constraints in #JammuKashmir are being eased out in a phased manner within the Valley and the direct within the Jammu division has been restored after assessment by relevant native authorities. (1/4)@diprjk @JmuKmrPolice
— Spokesperson, Ministry of Dwelling Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) August 13, 2019
The lockdown within the Valley, the restive heart of the of Jammu and Kashmir, has been in arena since final week, when New Delhi scrapped the residing’s special constitutional station, removal the closing vestige of the political autonomy and privileged rights to land ownership and public sector jobs it was granted beneath the Article 370 of the Structure and split the say into two union territories.
Kashmir Below Strict Lockdown for tenth Day | The say of Jammu and Kashmir entered a tenth day of an unheard of safety lockdown and a communications blackout Wednesday after the govtpositioned a end to fixed curfew to stave off a violent response to its possibility on August 5 to strip the Valley of its autonomy.