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Video | “No Error”: Supreme Court Rejects Review Petitions Against Article 370 Verdict

The Supreme Court has dismissed a batch of review pleas filed against the Constitution Bench verdict upholding the revocation of Article 370 as valid."Having perused the review petitions, there is no error apparent on the face of the record. No case for review under Order XLVII, Rule 1 of the Supreme Court Rules 2013. The review petitions are, therefore, dismissed," a bench, headed by CJI D.Y. Chandrachud, said. Source link
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‘Safer Valley’ Or A Vote To Restore Article 370 — What’s Behind Historic Turnout In Kashmir

Highlights Kashmir is voting in the first major election since the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019 Baramulla, once a dreaded militancy hub, recorded over 58% voter turnout, reportedly the highest since 1984 The BJP has not fielded any candidate from Kashmir for the Lok Sabha election   Srinagar: Kashmir is witnessing historic voter turnouts in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, the first major election to be held since Jammu & Kashmir was stripped of its special status through Source link
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Lok Sabha elections: Baramulla records over 7.60 per cent polling in first two hours | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: More than 7.60 percent of the 17.37 lakh electorate exercised their franchise in the first two hours of polling in the Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, officials said here. An official of the election department said polling was going on smoothly across the Lok Sabha constituency which comprises 18 assembly segments and is spread over four districts of Baramulla, Bandipora, Kupwara and Budgam.In the delimitation exercise carried out in Jammu and Kashmir in 2022, three assembly segments -- two from Budgam and one in Kupwara -- were added to the old Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency. National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah, People's Conference president Sajad Gani Lone and jailed head of Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) Sheikh Abdul Rashid alias ...
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Jammu-Kashmir: Terrorists Shoot At Jaipur Couple In Anantnag, Ex-Sarpanch Attacked In Shopian

The Kashmir Zonal police on Saturday said that a woman named Farha, a resident of Jaipur, and her spouse Tabrez were attacked by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag. Both were evacuated to a hospital for treatment, and the area has been cordoned off by the security forces. More details are awaited at the moment.  Terrorists fired upon and injured a lady Farha, resident of Jaipur and spouse Tabrez at Yannar, Anantnag. Injured evacuated to hospital for treatment. Area cordoned off: Kashmir Police zone pic.twitter.com/0XOJXitSPE — ANI (@ANI) May 18, 2024 Ex-Sarpanch Attacked In Shopian Terrorists killed a former sarpanch in J&K's Shopian district on Saturday besides injuring a non-local tourist couple in Anantnag district. Terrorists ...
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Why Engineer Rashid, jailed under UAPA, is giving jitters to NC’s Omar Abdullah in Baramulla

“Jail ka badla vote se… ghar-ghar engineer”, the crowd chants. This is not a typical political rally led by a popular leader in mainland India, but by 23-year-old Abrar Rashid, son of Sheikh Abdul Rashid or ‘Engineer Rashid’ — a jailed independent candidate contesting in the parliamentary election from North Kashmir, a region plagued by militancy and political dormancy for years.In a significant shift in Kashmiri politics, there are no longer calls for boycotting elections, secession from India, or violence. Instead, the prevailing sentiment among the youth, especially first-time voters, is of active participation in the democratic process. Their aim:  the election of a Kashmiri leader to Parliament, who can be their voice and advocate for the region’s interests and concerns.The sentime...
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Pakistani intruder arrested near Line of Control

A Pakistani intruder was arrested from a village near the Line of Control (LoC) here, officials said on May 14. File (Image used for representation purpose only) | Photo Credit: PTI A Pakistani intruder was arrested from a village near the Line of Control (LoC) here, officials said on May 14. Separately, a massive search operation was launched near the International Border (IB) in Kathua district following suspicious movement of at least five persons, believed to be terrorists, the officials said.They said a Pakistani intruder, who identified himself as Zahir Khan, a resident of Karachi, was arrested from Milan de Khui village near the LoC in Pallanwala area of Khour on the outskirts of Jammu on May 13.He was seen moving in a suspicious manner by a Police party and was taken to the lo...
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Guns give way to ballots in Kashmir — militant hotbeds Tral, Shopian & Pulwama see record voting

Srinagar/Tral/Pulwama: At 7:30 am, amidst the chill of a post-rain morning, the scene at the Kakapora polling station in Pulwama unfolds as a stark departure from its turbulent past. Historically marred by militant activities, including the devastating February 2019 Pulwama attack, which claimed the lives of 40 CRPF soldiers, this region had long been a symbol of voter apathy and fear.  Over the last two decades, voter turnout in Parliamentary elections hovered at a meager 1 to 2 percent, owing to calls by militants for boycotts. Stone-pelting incidents were rampant, and hartals were a norm. Show Full Article However, on this Monday, as Srinagar polled, for the first time after abrogation of Article 370, Pulwama recorded an unpreced...
‘To break silence, reclaim what we lost, representation’ — Srinagar sees highest turnout since 1996
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‘To break silence, reclaim what we lost, representation’ — Srinagar sees highest turnout since 1996

He fears that without choosing an MP from the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency (one of five in the Union Territory of J&K), the region would become entirely dependent on the central government, particularly since it lacks its own assembly. Mehrajuddin’s sentiments were echoed by many voters in Srinagar who, for the first time since the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019, emphasised the necessity of political representation for Kashmir.This sentiment echoes across the constituency, encompassing Srinagar, Ganderbal, Pulwama, Budgam, and Shopian. Many voters came out to vote after 25 years, and there were others who voted for the first time. A signboard by the Election Commission of India at Srinagar’s Lal Chowk | Praveen Jain | ThePrint Voters at Government Higher Secondary School, Pulw...
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Terrorist killed in fresh gunfight with security forces in J&K’s Kulgam – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A security operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district resulted in the death of another terrorist on Wednesday. The incident occurred close to the location where two militants were eliminated just a day before. Officials reported that during a search of houses near the encounter site in the Redwani area, a fresh exchange of fire erupted with a terrorist who was hiding there.The officials confirmed, "One terrorist was killed today," and stated that efforts were underway to determine the identity of the deceased.According to the latest reports, firing was still ongoing in the area.In a previous encounter with security forces on Tuesday, two militants were killed, including Basit Dar, a wanted terrorist associated with the Lashkar-e-Toiba organization.(With inputs from agen...
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After Channi’s ‘stuntbaazi’ remark on Poonch, Punjab Congress chief calls Pulwama attack ‘mystery’ | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Punjab Congress chief Amardiner Singh Raja Warring on Wednesday stoked a fresh controversy as he called the 2019 Pulwama attack a 'mystery' and claimed that the ruling BJP "can do anything to during elections"."Pulwama attack still remains a mystery, about which even the then Lieutenant Governor has raised questions. There is nothing new in this.BJP can do anything during elections," said the Punjab Congress chief, who is also the candidate from Ludhiana Lok Sabha constituency.Warring's statement comes days after former Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi's 'stuntbaazi' remark that triggered a political firestorm. Channi's remark was in the backdrop of a recent terrorist attack on an Indian Air Force convoy in Jammu & Kashmir's Poonch."This is stuntbaazi. When el...