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"I will not contest elections till Jammu & Kashmir stays a Union Territory," Omar Abdullah said.(PTI)

‘Will continue to raise Article 370 issue for however long it takes’: Abdullah

By Harinder Baweja, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2021 02:51 AM IST
"The restoration of Article 370 is very much part of our political discourse and is an important ongoing issue for us," former chief minister Omar Abdullah said.
Omar Abdullah emphasised that full statehood to J&K needs to be restored in its entirety.(ANI)
Omar Abdullah emphasised that full statehood to J&K needs to be restored in its entirety.(ANI)

Good start... will keep up struggle to restore 370: Omar Abdullah

By Harinder Baweja, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2021 02:45 AM IST
"We will continue with our struggle to see it restored, constitutionally, legally and politically,” Omar Abdullah said on restoring Article 370.
At the meeting, many Kashmir politicians were dissatisfied with the Union government’s assurance that statehood will be restored in time.(AFP)
At the meeting, many Kashmir politicians were dissatisfied with the Union government’s assurance that statehood will be restored in time.(AFP)

At ‘cordial’ meet, statehood, polls, Art 370 doubts linger

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2021 06:23 AM IST
All leaders commended the cordial environment of the all-party meeting but the two former chief ministers said they will continue to fight for restoration of Article 370, which bestowed special status to J&K.
Digvijaya Singh responded to all the criticism in a series of tweets after the BJP criticised him for his comments on Article 370.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Digvijaya Singh responded to all the criticism in a series of tweets after the BJP criticised him for his comments on Article 370.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Digvijaya Singh's remark on Article 370 sparks row, Congress reacts

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 10:40 AM IST
Digvijaya Singh was allegedly heard saying in a leaked audio chat that Congress "would certainly have to relook" the decision of revoking Article 370.
Digvijaya Singh was a speaker in a Clubhouse chatroom on where he talked in details about Article 370.
Digvijaya Singh was a speaker in a Clubhouse chatroom on where he talked in details about Article 370.

On Digvijaya Singh's J&K comment, BJP equates Congress with Pakistan

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2021 02:45 PM IST
Digvijaya Singh said there was no Kashmiriyat, insaniyat in Jammu and Kashmir when Article 370 was revoked and the Congress "would have to relook the decision of revoking Article 370 in J&K".
Pakistan PM Imran Khan (File Photo)
Pakistan PM Imran Khan (File Photo)

Talks with India if Jammu and Kashmir's pre-Aug 2019 status restored: Imran Khan

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2021 07:55 PM IST
India abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 on August 5, 2019 and bifurcated it into two Union territories.
File photo: External affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava.(PTI )
File photo: External affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava.(PTI )

'Deplorable!' India rejects UN experts' concerns on ending of J&K's autonomy

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 12:42 AM IST
  • The MEA questioned the timing of the remarks by the UN experts, saying they were “deliberately timed” to coincide with the visit by 24 envoys to Jammu and Kashmir.
India has bristled at adverse reports by UN special rapporteurs and described them as interference in the country’s internal matters..(Reuters file photo)
India has bristled at adverse reports by UN special rapporteurs and described them as interference in the country’s internal matters..(Reuters file photo)

'New laws, ending of J&K's autonomy affect rights of minorities': UN experts

UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 11:15 PM IST
  • The concerns were expressed by Fernand de Varennes, special rapporteur on minority issues, and Ahmed Shaheed, special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief.
Poonch: Security personnel stand guard as residents queue to cast their votes during re-polling of DDC elections, at a booth in Poonch district, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (PTI Photo)
Poonch: Security personnel stand guard as residents queue to cast their votes during re-polling of DDC elections, at a booth in Poonch district, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (PTI Photo)

DDC election results on Tuesday; counting to begin at 9 am, says election commissioner

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 10:08 PM IST
The eight-phased District Development Council (DDC) elections, which took place between November 28 and December 19, were the first electoral exercise in Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370 last August.
The L-G said that voter turnout was comparatively high even in areas traditionally known for low voter turnout in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.(ANI Photo)
The L-G said that voter turnout was comparatively high even in areas traditionally known for low voter turnout in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.(ANI Photo)

Turnout in J-K DDC polls proof of people’s faith in democracy, says BJP, L-G

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 04:14 PM IST
Raina also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the elections of DDC, BDC and for Sarpanchs & Panchs, held earlier.
Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes for the DDC elections.(ANI/File/Representational)
Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes for the DDC elections.(ANI/File/Representational)

Polling underway for last phase of DDC polls in Jammu and Kashmir

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 08:32 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ran a high octane campaign for the DDC polls while the Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration or the PAGD employed their grassroots workers for the canvassing.
At the same time, Article 370 also gave the state rulers the prerogative not to allow the Centre’s Prevention of Corruption Act to be implemented in Jammu and Kashmir like the rest of the country, he said.(File Photo)
At the same time, Article 370 also gave the state rulers the prerogative not to allow the Centre’s Prevention of Corruption Act to be implemented in Jammu and Kashmir like the rest of the country, he said.(File Photo)

Article 370 allowed rampant corruption in J&K: Minister Jitendra Singh

Samba, Jammu and Kashmir | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 08:30 PM IST
He said the setting up of the District Development Councils (DDC) will bring further accountability, transparency and outcome-oriented approach in the working of the administration in Jammu and Kashmir.
Some, including first-time voters said that the DDC election was a “small fight” for restoration of special status of the erstwhile state(PTI)
Some, including first-time voters said that the DDC election was a “small fight” for restoration of special status of the erstwhile state(PTI)

DDC polls are for local issues, not for ‘bigger’ political problems, say voters in J&K’s Ganderbal

Ganderbal | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2020 04:26 PM IST
The eight phase DDC polls are the first elections in Jammu and Kashmir since it was reorganised as a union territory last year after the abrogation of its special status, and it is being held along with bypolls to panchayats
Union home minister Amit Shah.(File photo)
Union home minister Amit Shah.(File photo)

Indians will not tolerate any unholy ‘global gathbandhan’: Shah on Gupkar alliance

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 04:53 PM IST
In a series of tweets, the Union home minister said that the Gupkar alliance, a coalition of political parties in Jammu and Kashmir is a “global gathbandhan against national interest”
Peoples democratic party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti allleged that the Centre was trying to evoke an extreme reaction from the nomad community.(PTI Photo)
Peoples democratic party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti allleged that the Centre was trying to evoke an extreme reaction from the nomad community.(PTI Photo)

Mehbooba Mufti alleges Centre driving out Gujjar-Bakerwals from J&K

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2020 09:09 PM IST
Mufti said that the nomads were not only being pushed out in Kashmir but even in Jammu’s Bathindi, Sujwa and Chatta areas.
A delegation of the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, including Omar Abdullah, arrives in Drass, Kargil, to meet local leaders of the region(ANI)
A delegation of the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, including Omar Abdullah, arrives in Drass, Kargil, to meet local leaders of the region(ANI)

First meeting of Gupkar grouping in Jammu held

PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 03:51 PM IST
Former chief ministers Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, and Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader M Y Tarigami are among those attending the meeting.
A Kashmiri women picks saffron flowers from a saffron field in Pampore in Kashmir.(HT photo)
A Kashmiri women picks saffron flowers from a saffron field in Pampore in Kashmir.(HT photo)

Centre amends laws to allow people from outside J&K to buy land there

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 06:40 PM IST
In a gazette notification, the Centre has omitted the phrase “permanent resident of the state” from Section 17 of the Jammu and Kashmir Development Act that deals with disposal of the land in the union territory.
This will help the people of Jammu and Kashmir elect their representatives at the village, block and district levels, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said referring to the cabinet approving adoption of the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, 1989.(Photo: PTI)
This will help the people of Jammu and Kashmir elect their representatives at the village, block and district levels, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said referring to the cabinet approving adoption of the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, 1989.(Photo: PTI)

Union Cabinet approves adoption of Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 04:11 PM IST
According to the Union minister Prakash Javadekar, the process for local body polls would start soon.
National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah was put under detention after abrogation of Article 370 in August last year. He was released in March this year.(PTI File Photo)
National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah was put under detention after abrogation of Article 370 in August last year. He was released in March this year.(PTI File Photo)

Farooq Abdullah never said Article 370 will be restored with China’s help, clarifies National Conference

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 12:43 PM IST
The National Conference said that Farooq Abdullah was highlighting the anger of the people because of the abrogation of Article 370 last year.
The institution’s students include Sajjad Bhat, an accused in the February 2019 suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama that left 40 personnel dead.(PTI photo for representation)
The institution’s students include Sajjad Bhat, an accused in the February 2019 suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama that left 40 personnel dead.(PTI photo for representation)

After alumni found in various terror groups, Shopian school comes under radar

Shopian | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 09:49 PM IST
A religious school in Shopian district of South Kashmir has come under the scanner of investigating agencies after 13 of its students were found to have joined terror groups, officials said here.
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Deomocratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti ‘s detention was also discussed at the meeting.(PTI Photo)
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Deomocratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti ‘s detention was also discussed at the meeting.(PTI Photo)

Mehbooba Mufti’s PDP holds 1st meeting after Article 370 abrogation

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 03:08 PM IST
PDP’s youth wing meeting was held in absence of Mehbooba Mufti, the party president, who is still in detention.
India’s permanent representative Indra Mani Pandey noted that as the largest and most vibrant democracy, India has been, since independence, an ardent supporter of human rights.(Reuters)
India’s permanent representative Indra Mani Pandey noted that as the largest and most vibrant democracy, India has been, since independence, an ardent supporter of human rights.(Reuters)

Revived grass root democracy in J&K despite attempts by a country to derail the process: India

New Delhi, Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 07:32 AM IST
Speaking during a debate at the 45th Session of the Human Rights Council, India’s permanent representative Indra Mani Pandey also expressed regret over the UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet ’s reference to the region.
File photo: A woman docks a shikara boat loaded with lotus plants in the Dal Lake while it rains in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
File photo: A woman docks a shikara boat loaded with lotus plants in the Dal Lake while it rains in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

‘Removal of Article 370 brought socio-economic development in J-K, Ladakh’: MHA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 09:46 PM IST
Responding to a query from AIMIM leader Asadudin Owaisi, Union minister of state (home) G Kishan Reddy informed the Lok Sabha that the decision has “fully integrated J&K and Ladakh into the mainstream of the nation”.
NC chief Farooq Abdullah at his residence in Srinagar (Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
NC chief Farooq Abdullah at his residence in Srinagar (Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

Monsoon session: Farooq Abdullah attends first Parliament session since Article 370’s abrogation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 03:42 PM IST
The National Conference (NC) chief, the Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar, was detained on August 5 last year, the day Article 370 was revoked by the Centre.
Jammu and Kashmir National Conference leader Omar Abdullah during an interview with Hindustan Times in Srinagar on Friday.(Waseem Andrabi /HT Photo)
Jammu and Kashmir National Conference leader Omar Abdullah during an interview with Hindustan Times in Srinagar on Friday.(Waseem Andrabi /HT Photo)

In Kashmir, different political ideologies have been set aside for a larger goal: Omar Abdullah

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 12:31 PM IST
A conglomerate of six parties has posed the first challenge to the Centre by reaffirming commitment to the declaration pegged to the demand for restoration of the special status and semi-autonomous status
Jammu and Kashmir National Conference leader Omar Abdullah.(HT Photo)
Jammu and Kashmir National Conference leader Omar Abdullah.(HT Photo)

Our Supreme Court petition makes an incredibly strong case: Omar Abdullah on legal fight against nullification of Article 370

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 12:58 PM IST
Constitution’s Article 35A, which empowered the state legislature to define permanent residents for government jobs and property ownership, was also removed last year when the state was split into two federally-run territories
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah arrives to attend the party's first-ever meeting after nullification of Article 370, in Srinagar on August 29.(PTI)
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah arrives to attend the party's first-ever meeting after nullification of Article 370, in Srinagar on August 29.(PTI)

Centre wants us to accept nullification of Article 370, I am not going to do that: Farooq

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2020 10:43 AM IST
Farooq Abdullah rejected as lies the reasons cited for the nullification that it was discriminatory, impeded development, promoted corruption and dynastic rule, separatism, and obstructed the state’s integration with the country.
The committee formed by LG Manoj Sinha has discussed the problems faced by different sectors of businesses in Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI Photo)
The committee formed by LG Manoj Sinha has discussed the problems faced by different sectors of businesses in Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI Photo)

Business revival panel meets in Jammu-Kashmir, discusses way forward

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 01:28 PM IST
The LG formed the committee to propose ways to revive business in the Union Territory asking it to submit its report by September 1.
Srinagar: Security personnel stand guard during restrictions in Srinagar.(PTI)
Srinagar: Security personnel stand guard during restrictions in Srinagar.(PTI)

‘No justification for delay in elections’: J&K Apni Party

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 05:37 PM IST
The two-day meeting was chaired by the party president Altaf Bukhari and was attended by all the prominent members including former ministers and legislators.
Leaders of the mainstream political parties in Kashmir have signed a joint statement.(HT File Photo)
Leaders of the mainstream political parties in Kashmir have signed a joint statement.(HT File Photo)

Kashmir leaders resolve to fight for restoration of Article 370 and J-K statehood

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 07:42 PM IST
Political parties are opposing the abrogation of Article 370 that gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
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