RK Mathur Becomes First L-G of UT Ladakh, Prez Rule Revoked in J&K

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Radha Krishna Mathur was sworn-in as the first Lt Governor of Union Territory of Ladakh on Thursday, 31 October, which came into existence after the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir.

The President's rule imposed in undivided Jammu and Kashmir was revoked following the bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories.

The two UTs of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh come into existence on Thursday after the central government, on 5 August, decided to abrogate the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370.

Snapshot
  • 23 members of European Parliament, who flew to J&K for a two-day official visit, termed the dilution of Article 370 an internal issue of India
  • The Congress called the visit of the EU MPs a historic political blunder and blamed the government of “internationalising the issue”
  • Five migrant laboureres from Murshidabad were shot dead by terrorists the day the EU MPs visited the valley
  • On 26 October, a grenade attack on a CRPF team injured six personnel in Srinagar

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9:14 AM , 31 Oct

Bodies of Labourers Killed in Kulgam Handed Over to Families

Bodies of five labourers, who were killed by terrorists in Kulgam in J&K on 29 October, were handed over to their families in Murshidabad on Thursday morning. The state government has announced an ex-gratia grant of Rs 5 lakhs for the kin of the deceased.

7:49 AM , 31 Oct

RK Mathur Sworn-in as First LG of Ladakh

Radha Krishna Mathur was sworn-in as the first Lt Governor of Union Territory of Ladakh, which came into existence after the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir.

The oath of office was administered by chief justice of Jammu and Kashmir high court Geeta Mittal at Leh.

RK Mathur Becomes First L-G of UT Ladakh, Prez Rule Revoked in J&K
(Photo: ANI)
7:42 AM , 31 Oct

J&K Bifurcated from Ladakh, President’s Rule Revoked

The President's rule imposed in undivided Jammu and Kashmir was on Thursday revoked following bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories.

The two UTs of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh come into existence on Thursday after the central government on August 5 decided to abrogate the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and create them on October 31.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of article 356 of the Constitution, I, Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, hereby revoke the proclamation issued by me under the said article on the 19th December, 2018 in relation to the State of Jammu and Kashmir,” the official notification said.

7:23 PM , 30 Oct

J&K Cong Issues Show Cause Notice to Members Who Met EU Parliamentarians

The Congress’ Jammu & Kashmir unit has issued show cause notice to Pradesh Congress Committee General Secretary Usman Majid, spokesperson Farooq Andrabi and General Secretary Surinder Singh who met with the delegation of European Union parliamentarians on Tuesday in Jammu & Kashmir, reported ANI.


Published: 30 Sep 2019, 1:16 PM IST
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