Kashmir continues to remain on the edge as restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPC in Srinagar district have been imposed. Mobile internet services were snapped in many areas across the Valley as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.
Top political leaders, including Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and Sajad Lone, were placed under house arrest late Sunday. Schools and colleges in Jammu, Kishtwar, Resai, Doda and Udhampur districts were ordered to remain close and various educational institutions directed their students to vacate hostels.
The move comes at a time when Kashmir has plunged into uncertainty amid rumours of imminent abrogation of Article 35A of the Constitution and the administration calling off the Amarnath Yatra and asking all tourists to vacate the state immediately.
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NSA Ajit Doval to visit Jammu and Kashmir, review security situation
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to visit Jammu and Kashmir and review the security situation with defence and paramilitary forces.
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Celebrations break out in Ahmedabad
People of Ahmedabad celebrated the Modi government's move to scrap Article 370 in Kashmir.
Arvind Kejriwal welcomes Centre's move
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have supported the Modi-led BJP government's move to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir and on Article 370.
We support the govt on its decisions on J & K. We hope this will bring peace and development in the state.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 5, 2019
Indian Army, Air Force put on high alert
The Indian Army and Air Force have been put on high alert following the scrapping of Article 370.
A total betrayal of trust: Omar Abdullah on Modi's new Kashmir
BJP leaders hail move
What a glorious day. Finally d martyrdom of thousands starting with Dr Shyam Prasad Mukharjee for compete integration of J&K into Indian Union is being honoured and d seven decade old demand of d entire nation being realised in front of our eyes; in our life time.Ever imagined??— Ram Madhav (@rammadhavbjp) August 5, 2019
8,000 more troops sent to J&K
According to reports, around 8,000 CRPF troops were airlifted to the Kashmir Valley.
Amit Shah redraws J&K map
Speaking on scrapping of Article 370, Amit Shah said, "It is a wrong notion that Kashmir is with India because of Article 370 and not because of the letter of accession signed in 1947. No step has been taken in the past because of vote bank politics, but we are not bothered about the vote bank. We should not waste even a second to remove Article 370. We are ready for debate and voting on this issue. Let the House debate."
BJP has murdered Constitution, says Ghulam Nabi Azad
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the BJP has murdered the Constitution after scrapping Article 370.
Darkest day in Indian democracy, says Mehbooba Mufti
Former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti tweeted saying, "Today marks the darkest day in Indian democracy. Decision of J&K leadership to reject 2 nation theory in 1947 & align with India has backfired. Unilateral decision of GOI to scrap Article 370 is illegal & unconstitutional which will make India an occupational force in J&K."
Two new Union Territories to come into being
1. Jammu & Kashmir (with legislature)
What is Article 370?
According to the India Constitution, Article 370 provides temporary provisions to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, granting it special autonomy.
The full text of the Modi govt's proposal on revoking Article 370
Read the full text of the government's proposal on revoking Article 370:
MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE
New Delhi, the 5th August, 2019
G.S.R .551(E).- the following Order made by the President is published for general information:-
THE CONSTITUTION (APPLICATION TO JAMMU AND KASHMIR) ORDER, 2019
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 370 of the Constitution, the President, with the concurrence of the Government of State of Jammu and Kashmir, is pleased to make the following Order:-
1. (1) This Order may be called the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 2019.
(2) It shall come into force at once, and shall thereupon supersede the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954 as amended from time to time.
2. All the provisions of the Constitution, as amended from time to time, shall apply in relation to the State of
Jammu and Kashmir and the exceptions and modifications subject to which they shall so apply shall be as follows:-
To article 367, there shall be added the following clause, namely:-
"(4) For the purposes of this Constitution as it applies in relation to the State of Jammu and Kashmir-
(a) references to this Constitution or to the provisions thereof shall be construed as references to the Constitution or the provisions thereof as applied in relation to the said State;
(b) references to the person for the time being recognized by the President on the recommendation of the Legislative Assembly of the State as the Sadar-i-Riyasat of Jammu and Kashmir, acting on the advice of the Council of Ministers of the State for the time being in office, shall be construed as references to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir;
(c) references to the Government of the said State shall be construed as including references to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir acting on the advice of his Council of Ministers; and
(d) in proviso to clause (3) of article 370 of this Constitution, the expression "Constituent Assembly of the State referred to in clause (2)" shall read "Legislative Assembly of the State"."
RAM NATH KOVIND,
Big Kashmir move? Modi govt proposes to revoke Article 370
Home Minister Amit Shah said that all the regulation under Article 370 will not be applicable after Presidential nod. This triggered massive chaos in Rajya Sabha as opposition leaders start protesting.
BREAKING: Amit Shah moves proposal to remove all provisions of Article 370
Home Minister Amit Shah moves a proposal to remove all provisions of Article 370
Amit Shah addresses Rajya Sabha
Home Minister Amit Shah has just started speaking on Kashmir. However, Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad wants the Kashmir turmoil to be discussed immediately.
Amit Shah to end J&K suspense?
Amit Shah is in Rajya Sabha. He will address the Upper House shortly.
PM Modi arrives in Parliament
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Parliament.
Bipin Rawat's visit to Jaisalmer called off
News agency PTI reported that Army chief Bipin Rawat's visit to Jaisalmer has been called off amid crisis in Kashmir. Bipin Rawat was supposed to inaugurate an event on today evening.
Can't pretend it's just another Monday morning: Anand Mahindra On Kashmir turmoil
Speaking on the massive troop deployment in Jammu and Kashmir and the house arrest of top political leaders, Industrialist Anand Mahindra said, "Cannot pretend this is just another Monday morning. The entire country is waiting to exhale over Kashmir. Can only pray for the safety of everyone there & for an outcome that makes the nation stronger & the future more positive."
Cannot pretend this is just another Monday morning. The entire country is waiting to exhale over Kashmir. Can only pray for the safety of everyone there & for an outcome that makes the nation stronger & the future more positive.— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) August 5, 2019
Amit Shah reaches Parliament, to address Rajya Sabha at 11 am and Lok Sabha at 12 pm
Cabinet meeting ends
The Cabinet meeting chaired by PM Modi has concluded. Union Home Minister and BJP President Amit Shah will address both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on Kashmir.
Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti put under house arrest
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti will not be allowed to move out of their houses as strict restrictions are imposed in the Kashmir Valley.
In a series of tweets, Omar Abdullah said, "I believe I'm being placed under house arrest from midnight tonight."
The former J&K CM added, "The process had already started for other mainstream leaders". "No way of knowing if this is true but if it is then I'll see all of you on the other side of whatever is in store. Allah save us," his tweet read.
In another tweet, Omar Abdullah said, "To the people of Kashmir, we don't know what is in store for us but I am a firm believer that whatever Almighty Allah has planned it is always for the better, we may not see it now but we must never doubt his ways. Good luck to everyone, stay safe & above all PLEASE STAY CALM."
Mehbooba Mufti said, "How ironic that elected representatives like us who fought for peace are under house arrest. The world watches as people & their voices are being muzzled in J&K. The same Kashmir that chose a secular democratic India is facing oppression of unimaginable magnitude. Wake up India."
Kashmir: Photos from this morning
Key Kashmir meet
The Union cabinet meeting started at 9:30 am at the official residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Monday, August 5, amid uncertainty in Jammu and Kashmir. The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), includes PM Modi, Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman, S Jaishankar and Ajit Doval. All the members are present PM Modi's residence.