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India rejects unwarranted reference by Pakistan to Jammu and Kashmir at UNSC

Raking up Kashmir issues, Pakistan's newly appointed envoy to the UN Munir Akram said the Security Council has had uneven record in resolving threats and breaches of international peace and security and there has been prolonged inaction in some cases. He said Pakistan is concerned at the absence of action by the Security Council over the situation in J&K.

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  • The upcoming Malaysia summit with Muslim majority nations might raise questions on the prevailing situations in Kashmir valley. Both Malaysia and Turkey have backed Pakistan on Kashmir issue since the Centre, on August 5, withdrew the special status given to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.

    The gunfight started when security forces launched a search operation in Lawdara village following specific information about the presence of some terrorists, the officials said. They said the hiding ultras opened fire on the security personnel who retaliated.

    It is the central government which is solely responsible for the violence in the country for bringing a law which is being opposed all over the country and by all opposition political parties. Had the government not brought this law, there would not have been violence, says senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.

    Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy had told Lok Sabha last month that "950 incidents of ceasefire violation along the LoC from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir were reported during August 2019 to October 2019".

    Article 371, which has special provisions and is applicable in some states especially in the Northeast, safeguards the rights of native people with regard to religious or social practices, customary laws and procedures, ownership and transfer of land and resources, and employment and education.

    The detention of Farooq Abdullah, a three-term chief minister of erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, was extended on Saturday by three mon...

    While there is no review of scrapping of “special status” for J&K, sources indicated that domicile policy for the two Union territories will be notified soon. The policy will specify a domicile cut-off period for residents. A proposal on the table is to make 15 years of residency in the Union Territory a mandatory requirement for domicile status.

    “Election will come. It is a Union territory with a legislature, it will not continue like this (LG's rule). The process for holding the election will come soon,” Murmu said, speaking at the attestation-cum-passing out parade of the 14th batch of constables, held in the Talwara area of Reasi district.

    Farooq Abdullah, a five-time Parliamentarian, has been under detention since August 5 when the Centre abrogated special status of J&K and bifurcated the state. The Public Safety Act (PSA) was first slapped against him on September 17, hours before the Supreme Court was to hear a petition by MDMK leader Vaiko who claimed that the NC leader was detained illegally.

    Naravane will be replacing Gen Bipin Rawat, who retires on Dec 31. Naravane will serve until April 2022 and is currently the Army's Vice Chief.

    The winter session that began on November 18 had 20 working days. While the Lok Sabha outshone Rajya Sabha with 116% productivity to 99%, the quality of debates in the Upper House was better with less disruptions. However, the monsoon session,which was the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha, had a better record.

    Alert Army troops picked up "suspicious movements" along the LoC in Keri Battal belt in Sunderbani sector, officials said. A loud blast was heard followed by heavy firing from Pakistan, they said, adding that Indian troops retaliated promptly leading to a fierce gunfight. The exchange of fire continued till last reports came in, a defence spokesperson said.

    “China deplores and firmly opposes that. India unilaterally changed its domestic laws and administrative division challenging China’s sovereignty,” he said. Responding strongly, the MEA in a statement said: “The matter of reorganisation... is entirely an internal affair of India... We expect other countries to respect India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

    The sole Kashmiri judge on the Article 370 bench of the Supreme Court, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, on Thursday sought to know if any constitutional provision or even a Constitution could ever be a permanent structure.

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