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J&K Politician Shah Faesal Taken to Makeshift Detention Centre

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The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Friday, 16 August, the petitions posing legal challenges to the Centre's decision to scrap provisions of Article 370 which abrogated special status to Jammu and Kashmir and subsequent measures putting restrictions on the working of media in the region.

Later in the day, the UN Security Council is scheduled to hold a closed-door meeting to discuss the Kashmir issue.

Meanwhile, a Raj Bhawan spokesperson the Jammu and Kashmir government secretariat and other offices will start functioning from Friday while easing of public curbs would depend on day's development after the 'namaaz'.

Snapshot
  • Pakistan has banned the airing of advertisements featuring Indian artists as part of the country’s protest against India’s move
  • After Pakistan, China too had written to UNSC to hold “closed consultations” on Kashmir
  • Ladakh, which will become a Union Territory after the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir, celebrated its “first Independence Day” on Thursday
  • On 14 August, Shah Faesal joined the list of political leaders to be detained in Srinagar. He was sent back from Delhi airport.

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6:29 AM , 16 Aug

SC to Hear Petitions Against Article 370 on Friday

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Friday, 16 August, the petitions posing legal challenges to the Centre's decision to scrap provisions of Article 370 which abrogated special status to Jammu and Kashmir and subsequent measures putting restrictions on the working of media in the region.

A special bench, comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer, will hear the petitions filed by advocate M L Sharma and Executive Editor, Kashmir Times, Anuradha Bhasin.

While the advocate has challenged the scrapping of provisions of Article 370 which has resulted in the creation of two Union Territories -- Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, the journalist has sought directions for restoring of all modes of communication, including mobile Internet and landline services, throughout the state to provide an enabling environment for the media to practise its profession.

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12:18 AM , 16 Aug

UNSC to Hold 'Closed-Door' Meeting to Discuss Kashmir on Friday

After Pakistan and China urged the UN Security Council to hold meetings to discuss the Kashmir issue, Poland, which currently holds the council's rotating presidency, has listed the matter for discussion at 10:00 am (1400 GMT) on Friday, 16 August, diplomats told AFP.

6:58 PM , 15 Aug

Shah Faesal Taken to Makeshift Detention Centre

Former IAS officer Shah Faesal taken to makeshift detention centre at Centaur Hotel in Srinagar, according to PTI.

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5:31 PM , 15 Aug

'Your Identity Not on Line': J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik

Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik unfurls the national flag at Sher-i-Kashmir stadium on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day.

“I assure the people of Jammu & Kashmir that their identity is not on the line, it hasn’t been tampered with. The constitution of India allows different regional identities to flourish,” he said.


Published: 10 Aug 2019, 8:12 AM IST
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