The Centre on Monday, 5 August, moved to revoke Article 370 – which confers special status to Jammu & Kashmir – through a Presidential Order.
Besides, the Rajya Sabha, on Monday, passed the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 which proposes to bifurcate the state into two union territories – Jammu & Kashmir as one and Ladakh as the other.
Soon after the proceedings in Rajya Sabha, several state leaders including former Chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah were arrested, news agency PTI reported , quoting officials.
- The Rajya Sabha passes J&K Reorganisation Bill
- Former state CMs Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah have been arrested
- Section 144 imposed in Srinagar, Jammu, internet services suspended
Pak President Summons Parliament Joint Session to Discuss Kashmir Situation
Pakistan president summoned a joint session of the Parliament on Tuesday, 6 August, Tuesday at 11 am to discuss the Kashmir situation.
US Urges All Stakeholders to Maintain Peace, Stability Along LoC
The US on Monday said it was "closely" observing the events in the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir following the effective revocation of Article 370 of the Constitution by the Indian government and urged all stakeholders to maintain peace and stability along the Line of Control (LoC), PTI reported.
Without naming Pakistan, State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus told PTI, "We call on all parties to maintain peace and stability along the Line of Control." Pakistan has condemned and rejected the Indian government's move and vowed to exercise "all possible options" to counter, which it called, India's "illegal" and "unilateral" step.
"We are closely following the events in Jammu and Kashmir. We take note of India's announcement revising the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir and India's plan to split the state into two union territories," Ortagus said when asked to comment on India's decision to revoke J&K's special status.
Army Northern Command Chief Meets J&K Governor
Army's Northern Command chief Lt Gen Ranbir Singh met J-K Governor Satya Pal Malik, on Monday and briefed him about security situation in state, news agency PTI reported quoting officials.