Amit Shah meets top security brass amid tension in J&K

06 Août, 2019, 19:16 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Media reports say 25,000 military reinforcements have been sent to the Himalayan region. — AFP  File

Indian Home Minister Amit Shah today announced in the Rajya Sabha (Upper House) of Parliament that the government has chose to repeal Article 370 of the Constitution which grants special status to the state and that the state would be bifurcated into two Union territories - Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

On Saturday, prominent Hurriyat leader and All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani took to Twitter to urge the global Muslim community to help "save our souls" from "the biggest genocide" India is about to launch in occupied Kashmir.

The arrests of the votaries of special status to the state that safeguards the interests of sections of J&K population and invaders from Pakistan, were placed under house arrest at midnight, fuelling speculation that the centre is planning a major initiative like scrapping Article 35A of the Constitution.

"Forces have been deployed in the Valley to tackle any violence, communal or otherwise", sources said.

These tourists are among those preparing to leave Kashmir. This will help in better coordination with the state.

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Later, Omar Abdullah also tweeted calling for restraint and asking people not to take the law into their own hands.

He ended his statement echoing Mufti's sentiments: "A long and tough battle lies ahead. May Allah be with us", Junaid Azim Mattu, the Mayor Of Srinagar, tweeted. They want the territory of J&K by terrorising it's people.

She quickly followed it up with another post saying, "Hope those who accused us of rumour mongering realise that our fears weren't misplaced".

Late Sunday in Kashmir, government forces laid steel barricades and razor wire on roads and intersections to cut off neighborhoods in Srinagar. A curfew will restrict her from taking her child to the doctor. My prayers with them. Among these are former chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah, and key Congress and CPI (M) leaders, as per reports. "You are not alone @OmarAbdullah". National Conference will oppose any bid to abrogate Art 35A, 370The National Conference has voiced concern over the "uncertain and uptight" situation in Jammu and Kashmir and said the party would fight against any infringement of the special constitutional status of the state. Parliament is still in session and our voices will not be stilled. Why would leaders be arrested overnight while having done no wrong?

While the separatists are shell shocked and certain that Delhi is going to do what it plans to do in Jammu and Kashmir, it is the mainstream politicians who are behaving as if a cat has been set loose among the pigeons.

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