Amid tensions between India-Pakistan following the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Tuesday, 27 August, that Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering a complete closure of Air Space for India.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Director of Education Younis Malik said that high schools will reopen in areas of J&K where restrictions have been removed, ANI reported.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Wednesday, 28 August, a batch of petitions challenging the Centre's decision to abrogate Article 370.
- Development programmes and division of assets were the key areas of discussion in the meeting, an MHA official said
- The Centre will give 75% subsidy on setting up food park in J&K, MoS for Food Processing Industry said on Tuesday
- Journalists in Chennai on Tuesday demanded striking down of restrictions on the press in Kashmir
Pak Foreign Minister Qureshi Apprises British Parliamentarians on Kashmir
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met a five-member delegation of British Parliamentarians on Tuesday and apprised them about the Kashmir issue. The Foreign Office said that Qureshi apprised the delegation of the "illegal actions" of India in Kashmir.
Northern Army Commander Reaches out to People in North Kashmir
Army commander, Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh reached out to the people of north Kashmir on Tuesday with an aim to instill a sense of security and promote wellbeing among the public.
In a series of interactions, the Army commander, accompanied by Lt Gen K J S Dhillon, Chinar Corps Commander met people at Vilgam (Kupwara district), Rampur and Boniyar (Barmulla district), a defence spokesperson said.
During the interaction, he informed the local people about the present situation, security measures put in place for the safety and security of people, and initiatives being taken by the government and also by the Army to improve the situation, he said.
SC to Hear Batch of Pleas on Scrapping of Article 370, Related Issues on 28 August
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Wednesday, 28 August, a batch of petitions challenging the Centre's decision to abrogate Article 370, revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
The apex court will also hear the petitions seeking removal of other restrictions including communication blockade in the state which is coming in the way of journalists to carry out their professional duties.
While the petition against the scrapping of Article 370 has been filed by advocate M L Sharma, National Conference MPs Mohd Akbar Lone and Justice (rtd) Hasnain Masoodi have challenged the changes made in the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir by the Centre.
Pakistan PM Considering Completely Closing Airspace for India: Pak Minister
Pakistan Federal Minister for Science & Technology Fawad Hussain said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering a complete closure of Air Space to India.
“PM is considering a complete closure of Air Space to India, a complete ban on use of Pakistan Land routes for Indian trade to Afghanistan was also suggested in cabinet meeting, legal formalities for these decisions are under consideration... Modi has started, we will finish,” he wrote in a tweet.