Tag: Jammu and Kashmir

Unabated Conversion Of Agricultural Land In Kashmir Threatens Food Security

“Dismantling of land-related laws in Jammu and Kashmir is promoting unregulated sale and conversion of agricultural lands, leading to shortfall in foodgrains”

Article 370: Understanding history, legal contexts and why it matters

A constitutional bench of the Supreme Court will deliver its judgement on several petitions that challenged the August 2019 J&K Reorganisation Act that de-operationalised Article 370 and bifurcated of Jammu and Kashmir state into two Union Territories.

Jammu & Kashmir HC: Fahad Shah granted bail after spending 21 months in jail

Charges of “abetting terrorism,” “waging war against the country,” and “promoting enmity” under the UAPA quashed; Shah to continue to face trial under Section 18 of the UAPA and charges of receiving funds against the law under the FCRA

According to Article 370, what does “autonomy” mean for Jammu and Kashmir?

Arguments on the crucial issue of sovereignty as outlined in the instrument of accession that was unique to Jammu & Kashmir and ensured autonomy as a distinct political entity, argued petitioners

‘Reorganisation’ of J & K into two union territories, constitutional? Part III of the analysis in the 370 case

The third part of the series examines the validity of the union government’s action in reducing the status of Jammu and Kashmir, without consulting the state legislature, to two union territories

J&K’s Keran Valley: An Old Man’s Divided Heart on This Side of the River

Aurangzeb, 85, was left alone when his family migrated during the peak of militancy. He was happy seeing his daughter on the other side, but failing vision has put a stop to that.

Unshackling Education: High Court Unravels Madrasa Order in Jammu and Kashmir

In a significant development, the Jammu and Kashmir High...

Censorship: Gandhi Peace Foundation told to cancel Kashmir meet

Kashmir Media blackout: a public meeting and a media conference on ‘Media Blackout and State Repression in Kashmir’ were scheduled to be hosted by an activist umbrella group called the Campaign Against State Repression but cancelled after a visit from the Delhi police

Shutdown Observed in Parts of Kashmir Against Ongoing ‘Eviction’ Drive

Many shopkeepers alleged that they received calls from the authorities to open their shops

J&K: Row over Proposed Move to Make Hindi Language ‘Mandatory’ for Students

The NC and CPI(M) leaders said that they are not hostile to the Hindi language but argued against its imposition without taking into account the social and historical realities of Jammu and Kashmir.

Jammu and Kashmir on Edge as Fear of ‘Eviction’ Haunts Residents

The J&K administration's demolition directive triggered a row, with many terming it a draconian move that would render lakhs of people homeless.