Vice President Venkaiah Naidu while addressing the third and fourth convocation of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) - Jammu, on April 9, said that advice from other countries is not necessary to solve internal matters especially the J&K issue. Although he did not name any countries in his speech, Naidu said that outside interference is not appreciated and that the UT is an important part of the country.
The Centre has notified the states and union territories to keep all COVID-19 Vaccination Centres (CVCs) open throughout April, including holidays. Reportedly, the step is taken to reduce the number of cases, which has seen a spike since March. Besides, the Ministry claimed that the process is carefully monitored and the vaccinated were kept under continuous observation to avoid further mishaps.
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Official sources have revealed that the number of active terrorists in the Jammu and Kashmir has drastically reduced. The government figures stated that nearly 270 terrorists are currently active in the UT against 2020 (300) and 2019 (421) figures. The data suggested that the security forces performed over 100 counter-terrorism operations killing 225 terrorists and has recorded less number of insurgency and civilian killings.
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Amid heavy snowfall, the snow-covered roads in the Jammu & Kashmir are causing hindrance to the movement of people by cutting off areas. Meanwhile, the lax attitude of the authorities has jammed the wheels of ambulances, forced the people to themselves clear the road and carry patients and dead bodies on their shoulders. However, citing lack of machines for the delay, the officials have claimed more than 80% of roads were cleared.
Union Territory of Ladakh on November 30 initiated its first tourism incentive policy. Keeping local tradition and architecture intact, the policy emphasizes on ensuring equitable and sustainable development across the Union Territory. An official spokesperson said that instead of large hotels and guest houses, the policy aims at developing "small and sustainable tourism assets". The initiative also aims to train tourism industry personnel to… read-more
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The Lok Sabha on September 22 has passed the 'Jammu and Kashmir Official Language Bill, 2020'. The bill proposes the recognition of Kashmiri, Dogri and Hindi as official languages of the Union Territory, apart from English and Urdu. Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy, citing 2011 census, said Kashmiri is spoken by 53.26% of the population of the UT; still, it was not recognized as the official language.… read-more
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The Apex Court, asked the chief secretaries of the states and UT to submit a report on the status of CCTV installations in the police stations across the country, by November 24. The bench warned them to take the matter seriously, as it is associated with the fundamental rights of the citizens under the Indian constitution. The bill passed in April, 2018, to keep a check on human rights abuse.
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J&K administration has withdrawn a 1971 circular that mandated a no objection certificate from its home department for land acquisition by Armed Forces. Now such acquisitions will come under the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in LAAR Act, 2013. Earlier, J&K administration has sanctioned the amendment in Control of Building operations Act,1988 and J&K Development Act,1970 to provide special dispensation for carrying… read-more
The family of 65-year-old Bashir Ahmed Khan, who was killed in a crossfire between terrorists and the CRPF on July 1, blames CRPF Jawans for the incident. The toddler (who's picture went viral) through a video that has surfaced alleged it was the "Police-wale" who shot his grandfather. This casualty has outraged people of the Valley. Meanwhile, Sopore Police denied allegations through a… read-more
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Syed Ali Shah Geelani seperated from the Hurriyat Conference citing irresponsibility in Hurriyat leadership after abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of J&K into two Union Territories. "It is beyond my capacity to be answerable to the faults and errors of my colleagues besides my own, in view of the present circumstances, I have decided to dissociate from the Hurriyat Conference,ÔÇØ he said.