Today in Focus: Regional Parties Come Together in Jammu and Kashmir
The regional political parties of Jammu and Kashmir have decided to come together to make a significant shift in the Valley. Last year, the Centre had divided the erstwhile state into two union territories using special constitutional rights.After an all party meeting they said that they will fight collectedly to restore the special status of J&K guaranteed by the Indian Constitution under Article 370. Mehbooba Mufti who is still under detention under the Public Safety Act, in her tweet has praised her long-time rival Farooq Abdullah for ensuring political unity in Kashmir to fight for its rights.The longest ever block down of internet services in Jammu and Kashmir has meet criticism over the world.
Book on Delhi Violence Withdrawn :Bloomsbury India decided to withdraw publication of the book Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story, based on communal violence in north-east Delhi was to be published in September. The authors of this book are Monica Arora, Sonali Chitalkar and Prerna Malhotra.
ISIS Suspected Terrorist Arrested : A man with suspected links to the Islamic State terror group was arrested from Delhi.The Delhi Police senior officials said that the accused arrested with two explosive devices from the ridge road.
Supreme Court Extends Deadline for CBI Court’s Verdict on Babri Masjid Demolition : The Supreme Court has decided to extend the deadline for the special CBI court of Lucknow to deliver is verdict on the Babri Masjid demolition that took place in 1992. 32 people have been accused in this case including senior leaders of the BJP like Murali Manohar Joshi and LK Advani.
Closing of Inter-State Borders Disturbs Supply Chains : Many states across the country have been sealing and resealing their borders in an attempt to curb and control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and now the MHA has taken over to request all states to stop any curbs on the movement of people and goods. The MHA says that this leads to the disruption of supply chains and impacts accessibility.
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