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What Narendra Modi needs to do next in J&K | Analysis

Lift restrictions, hold polls, restore full statehood, and push development to ensure integration
After the Centre’s undemocratic move, it will be hard to build confidence in Delhi’s intent and promises(EPA)
After the Centre’s undemocratic move, it will be hard to build confidence in Delhi’s intent and promises(EPA)
Updated on Aug 22, 2019 10:41 PM IST
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By TKA Nair

Valley residents sweat it out for a phone call

With landlines and mobile networks down since the government revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status on August 5, there are very few options for the people of the Valley to reach their friends and family outside. Local calls can be made from police stations, intermittently working landlines.
Kashmiri women walk past concertina wire laid across a road during restrictions after the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government in Srinagar.(REUTERS)
Kashmiri women walk past concertina wire laid across a road during restrictions after the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government in Srinagar.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 22, 2019 09:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran and Rezaul H Laskar

Valley residents sweat it out for a phone call

Mir was at the centre set up on the third floor of the district commissioner’s office, where people queue for hours to make an international phone call that usually lasts 30 seconds to a minute.
Security force personnel stand guard on a deserted road during restrictions after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 20, 2019.(REUTERS)
Security force personnel stand guard on a deserted road during restrictions after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 20, 2019.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 22, 2019 01:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran and Rezaul H Laskar

Govt will reach out to people of Valley: Amit Shah

Delivering the 13 Kao Memorial Lecture at the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) headquarters here, Shah underlined the removal of Article 370 would lead to the fast-paced development.
Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said the Centre would reach out to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said the Centre would reach out to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 01:19 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Kashmir schools reopen, teachers at work but few students turn up: Report

Officials said the government has made necessary arrangements for opening of 190 primary schools in Srinagar city as security forces remained deployed in most of the Valley.
Officials said the government has made necessary arrangements for opening of 190 primary schools in Srinagar city as security forces remained deployed in most of the Valley.(ANI/Twitter)
Officials said the government has made necessary arrangements for opening of 190 primary schools in Srinagar city as security forces remained deployed in most of the Valley.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 01:44 AM IST
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Srinagar | By Press Trust of India

Primary schools to reopen today in Jammu and Kashmir, administration faces challenge

Middle, higher secondary schools will reopen next if move is successful, government officials say; parents apprehensive of safety.
There have been no incidents of large-scale violence in the Valley but a number of protests have rocked Srinagar, leaving at least seven people injured.(HT FILE)
There have been no incidents of large-scale violence in the Valley but a number of protests have rocked Srinagar, leaving at least seven people injured.(HT FILE)
Published on Aug 19, 2019 12:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Mir Ehsan

How businessmen in Kashmir are battling odds to stay afloat

August-November is a busy wedding season in the Valley. The ongoing clampdown forced many to minimize their lavish wedding functions
The ongoing clampdown forced many couples to downgrade their lavish wedding functions to simple Nikah ceremonies, which means they still need traditional dresses and jewellery.(HT FILE)
The ongoing clampdown forced many couples to downgrade their lavish wedding functions to simple Nikah ceremonies, which means they still need traditional dresses and jewellery.(HT FILE)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 07:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain

How businessmen in Kashmir are battling odds to stay afloat

A saloon owner asked prospective customers to slip messages inside his shop to contact him.
The August-November period is a busy wedding season in the Valley. The ongoing clampdown forced many couples to downgrade their lavish wedding functions to simple Nikah ceremonies, which means they still need traditional dresses and jewellery.(HT FILE)
The August-November period is a busy wedding season in the Valley. The ongoing clampdown forced many couples to downgrade their lavish wedding functions to simple Nikah ceremonies, which means they still need traditional dresses and jewellery.(HT FILE)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 01:48 AM IST
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Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain

Kashmir fallout: The three strands of India’s diplomatic challenge |Analysis

It has had to navigate the debate on civil liberties, overcome history, and deal with China’s posture
Predictably, India has been condemned by a familiar assortment of New York/London-based know-alls, fringe left activists, Pakistani state agents masquerading as aggrieved neutrals. Despite this, New Delhi is determined to stick to its timelines and not be rushed(ANI)
Predictably, India has been condemned by a familiar assortment of New York/London-based know-alls, fringe left activists, Pakistani state agents masquerading as aggrieved neutrals. Despite this, New Delhi is determined to stick to its timelines and not be rushed(ANI)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 12:27 AM IST
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By Ashok Malik

Restrictions relaxed in more parts of Kashmir

Restrictions were eased in 35 police station areas of Kashmir, while 17 telephone exchanges, out of a total of 96, were made functional, administration officials said.
Restrictions on movement were eased in some areas of Srinagar, Kashmir, on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
Restrictions on movement were eased in some areas of Srinagar, Kashmir, on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
Published on Aug 17, 2019 11:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan

Opinion | How the British see the dilution of Article 370

Many find it hard to accept that the world’s largest democracy could act in this manner. They have three broad concerns: First, this is seen as an attempt to deny the Valley its cherished identity. Second, the way this was done. Third, the environment the Modi government created in the Valley before and after it acted
Union home minister, Amit Shah, during the Lok Sabha discussion on the resolution to revoke Article 370, New Delhi, August 6(PTI Photo)
Union home minister, Amit Shah, during the Lok Sabha discussion on the resolution to revoke Article 370, New Delhi, August 6(PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 18, 2019 11:18 AM IST
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Kashmir schools set to open, govt offices get back to work

The restrictions and communications blackout were imposed ahead of parliament passing resolutions and laws to bifurcate J&K into two Union Territories, and scrap constitutional provisions giving the state special status (Article 370) and its people special privileges (Article 35A).
Security personnel stand guard in Srinagar on Friday.(Photo: PTI)
Security personnel stand guard in Srinagar on Friday.(Photo: PTI)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 12:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan

Jammu and Kashmir administration mulling to ease restrictions across Valley

The official said the situation, which was being monitored on a real-time basis, has remained peaceful in all the areas of the Valley so far.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration is mulling to ease restrictions across the Valley and taking steps to make all government offices and schools functional from next week (Photo by Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
The Jammu and Kashmir administration is mulling to ease restrictions across the Valley and taking steps to make all government offices and schools functional from next week (Photo by Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
Published on Aug 16, 2019 03:08 PM IST
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Srinagar | By Press Trust of India

‘Identity of J&K people not at stake’, says governor Satya Pal Malik

In Srinagar, governor Satya Pal Malik told the audience at the Sher-i-Kashmir Cricket Stadium that their identity won’t get diluted because Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu & Kashmir, had been revoked.
Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik seen along with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval during Independence Day function, at Sher-i-Kashmir cricket stadium, Srinagar, India, on Thursday, August 15, 2019.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik seen along with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval during Independence Day function, at Sher-i-Kashmir cricket stadium, Srinagar, India, on Thursday, August 15, 2019.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 11:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu/Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain and Ravi Krishnan Khajuria

Situation ‘not normal’ in J&K, claim activists

“Kashmiri residents are virtually caged in their own homes, with all communication lines snapped. Streets were deserted...,” an activist alleged at the press conference.
Economist and activist Jean Dreze, CPI(ML) activist Maimoona Mollah, social activist Vimal Bhai and Secretary of the All India Progressive Women's Association Kavita Krishnan present the report on Kashmir, at Press Club of India, in New Delhi.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Economist and activist Jean Dreze, CPI(ML) activist Maimoona Mollah, social activist Vimal Bhai and Secretary of the All India Progressive Women's Association Kavita Krishnan present the report on Kashmir, at Press Club of India, in New Delhi.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 15, 2019 12:16 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Postal services remain suspended in Valley

The Jammu and Kashmir postal circle, which has its headquarters in Srinagar, was formed in 1966 and has a total of 1,695 post offices. There are nine head post offices, 252 sub post offices, and 1,434 branch post offices. The circle additionally has six postal divisions, with Ladakh being one of them.
Security personnel stand guard during a lockdown in Srinagar on August 14, 2019, after the Indian government stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomy.(Photo: AFP)
Security personnel stand guard during a lockdown in Srinagar on August 14, 2019, after the Indian government stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomy.(Photo: AFP)
Published on Aug 15, 2019 12:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya

Rahul retorts to J&K Governor Malik’s barb as tussle continues

Gandhi had on Tuesday accepted Malik’s public invitation to have him over in J&K so that the Congress leader could be better informed about the ground situation there. Malik attempted to rub it in, offering to send a plane for Gandhi to travel to Kashmir.
On Wednesday, Gandhi attempted to breathe life into the scrapped invite, saying he was willing to withdraw the “conditions”.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
On Wednesday, Gandhi attempted to breathe life into the scrapped invite, saying he was willing to withdraw the “conditions”.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 15, 2019 12:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

SC refuses to order lifting of curbs in Jammu and Kashmir, says govt needs time

The court was hearing a petition by social activist Tehseen Poonawala, seeking the lifting of the restrictions which were imposed following the government’s decision to bifurcate Jammu & Kashmir into two union territories, Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh, and scrap Article 370 and 35-A of the Constitution.
Local residents face security checks during a lockdown in Srinagar.(Photo: AFP)
Local residents face security checks during a lockdown in Srinagar.(Photo: AFP)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 12:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Locals stare at long road to normalcy

As Kashmir reels from an unprecedented lockdown for a ninth day on Tuesday and many families struggle to procure basic necessities or reach loved ones, there is much consternation about what lies ahead for the Valley’s five million people on three fronts -- politics, economy and security.
People wait in a queue outside J&K Bank in Srinagar on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
People wait in a queue outside J&K Bank in Srinagar on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 12:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lethpora/Pulwama/Bijbehara | By Rahul Singh and Dhrubo Jyoti

Amid shutdown in Valley, weddings put on hold

The revocation of Jammu & Kashmir’s special status last week, an associated communications clampdown, and restrictions on the assembly of four or more people has forced the Wanis to scrap the wedding functions.
A section of the Greater Kashmir newspaper shows announcements by families about the cancellation of the wedding functions of their family members owing to the prevailing conditions in the valley, in Srinagar, India, on Sunday, August 11, 2019.((Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times))
A section of the Greater Kashmir newspaper shows announcements by families about the cancellation of the wedding functions of their family members owing to the prevailing conditions in the valley, in Srinagar, India, on Sunday, August 11, 2019.((Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times))
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 12:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan

‘Check our transparency report’, says Twitter on Pak-operated handles

These twitter accounts, including one in name of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, were being operated from outside the Valley.
There has been a spurt in the spread of fake news and misinformation amid continued lockdown of Jammu and Kashmir following abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution on August 5.(HT FILE)
There has been a spurt in the spread of fake news and misinformation amid continued lockdown of Jammu and Kashmir following abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution on August 5.(HT FILE)
Updated on Jun 14, 2020 06:45 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service

BJP hits back at P Chidambaram over Article 370 comment

Chidambaram had said that the Union government revoked article 370 in J&K, stripping it of its special status since it is a Muslim-dominated state. He said that had it been a Hindu state, J&K would have been untouched. He was speaking at an event in Chennai on Sunday.
Chidambaram had said that the Union government revoked article 370 in J&K, stripping it of its special status since it is a Muslim-dominated state.(Photo: PTI)
Chidambaram had said that the Union government revoked article 370 in J&K, stripping it of its special status since it is a Muslim-dominated state.(Photo: PTI)
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 08:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

In the Valley, a festival with no festivity

As the move to nullify Article 370, and bifurcate the state into two Union Territories formally passed the Lok Sabha last Tuesday, Ahmed’s wife gave birth to a daughter. For the business family, a birth before Bakr-i-Eid should have been an auspicious sign, but not this time.
Kashmiris attend Eid-al-Adha prayers at a mosque during restrictions after the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar on Monday.(Reuters photo)
Kashmiris attend Eid-al-Adha prayers at a mosque during restrictions after the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar on Monday.(Reuters photo)
Updated on Dec 31, 2019 01:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar/Anantnag/Pulwama | By Dhrubo Jyoti and Rahul Singh

Restrictions back in Srinagar, people told to go home, shops down shutters

With the shops shut again and movement restricted, the Eid fervour was missing in the city and other parts of the Valley. The administration has maintained that the situation was peaceful throughout the state.
A Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel stand guard during restrictions in Jammu, Friday, Aug 9, 2019.(PTI photo)
A Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel stand guard during restrictions in Jammu, Friday, Aug 9, 2019.(PTI photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2019 10:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan

As employment opportunities dry up, migrants leave Valley

Migrant workers have been leaving the Valley in large numbers because of loss of work and the prevailing tense situation.
Curfew-like restrictions were imposed across Kashmir on Sunday night, hours before Union home minister Amit Shah first announced the momentous decision on J&K in the Rajya Sabha.(HT FILE)
Curfew-like restrictions were imposed across Kashmir on Sunday night, hours before Union home minister Amit Shah first announced the momentous decision on J&K in the Rajya Sabha.(HT FILE)
Updated on Aug 11, 2019 07:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain

On a mission, NSA Ajit Doval could stay in J-K till Independence Day

Doval has travelled across the Kashmir Valley to reach out to people, get a sense of the pain points that can be addressed and hold coordination meetings with top army and paramilitary commanders,
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has to ensure that Bakr Eid passes off peacefully, and Pakistan’s effort to engineer violence on August 14, its independence day, is neutralised to a large extent.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has to ensure that Bakr Eid passes off peacefully, and Pakistan’s effort to engineer violence on August 14, its independence day, is neutralised to a large extent.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 13, 2020 06:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Shishir Gupta

This Eid, Lucknowites with kin in Valley facing anxious moments

Like Mehnaaz, there are many others in Lucknow who have relatives in Kashmir and are worried about their well-being.
Thousands of Muslim devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, at Jama Masjid, in New Delhi(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Thousands of Muslim devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, at Jama Masjid, in New Delhi(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 10, 2019 11:55 PM IST
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Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick

This Eid, Lucknowites with kin in Valley facing anxious moments

Like Mehnaaz, there are many others in Lucknow who have relatives in Kashmir and are worried about their well-being.
Thousands of Muslim devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, at Jama Masjid, in New Delhi(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Thousands of Muslim devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, at Jama Masjid, in New Delhi(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 10, 2019 11:57 PM IST
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Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick

‘J-K move has support of common people, isolating the naysayers’: Naqvi

The decision has the support of the common people of Jammu and Kashmir, said the Union Minister.
Aadhaar cards, Jan Dhan accounts and digitised Waqf properties will be part of the Centre’s outreach in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.(HT FILE)
Aadhaar cards, Jan Dhan accounts and digitised Waqf properties will be part of the Centre’s outreach in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.(HT FILE)
Updated on Aug 10, 2019 05:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya

After 5-day lockdown, curbs ease in Kashmir for Friday prayers ahead of Eid

On Monday, the government moved to end special status to Jammu and Kashmir and turn the state into two union territories – J&K with a legislature and Ladakh without an assembly.
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 07:03 PM IST
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