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Rajnath said on Article 35A – Centre won’t do anything against sentiments of J&K people

Rajnath said on Article 35A – Centre won’t do anything against sentiments of J&K people

J&K
The Central government will not do anything "against the sentiments" of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday, amid a raging debate over the fate of Article 35A under which residents of the state get special privileges. He also expressed willingness to meet "anyone who wants to help" in resolving problems of Kashmir, responding to a question as to whether the government is ready to hold talks with the separatists. Singh, who is on a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir since September 9, told reporters here that the tree of peace in Kashmir has not dried up and that a permanent solution to Kashmir issue is based on five 'C's -- compassion, communication, coexistence, confidence building and consistency. To a question about legal challenge to ...
Normalcy restored in Kashmir Valley after 3 days of restrictions and strike

Normalcy restored in Kashmir Valley after 3 days of restrictions and strike

J&K
Normalcy returned in Kashmir valley today after three days of restrictions and strike in the aftermath of killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat in an encounter with security forces. There were no restrictions anywhere in Kashmir, officials said, adding life was going on normally across the valley. Shops, offices, fuel stations and other business establishments opened here this morning, while public transport resumed after three days, the officials said. They said similar reports of restoration of normalcy were received from other districts of the valley. However, the officials said classwork in all schools and colleges in the districts of Anantnag, Shopian, Pulwama and Budgam has been suspended for the day as a precautionary measure. They said all higher secondary schoo...