Aug 14, 2019: Pakistan has formally called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss India’s move to revoke the special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Tuesday, 13 August.
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday, 13 August, confirmed media reports on stone pelting incident in Srinagar’s Soura on 9 August.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court refused to pass any order against the communication clampdown prevailing in Jammu & Kashmir. Adjourning the PIL for two weeks, the apex court said the government should be given some time to normalise the situation.
Meanwhile, speaking to the media, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said that the Army is alert and prepared for any kind of development along the border. He also said that the Army is keen on creating bonhomie “like 70s and 80s” with local Kashmiris.
NSA Ajit Doval undertook an aerial survey of Srinagar and south Kashmir areas on Monday to take stock of the security situation.
The customary exchange of sweets between the BSF and Pakistan Rangers along the International Border did not take place on the occasion of Eid
Priyanka Gandhi termed the manner in which Article 370 was revoked was “completely unconstitutional”
Pak Seeks Emergency Meeting of UNSC Over Kashmir
Pakistan has formally called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss India’s move to revoke the special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Tuesday, 13 August.
In video message, Qureshi said that he sent a formal letter to the president of the UNSC through Permanent Representative Maleha Lodhi to convene the meeting.
Qureshi said that the letter will also be shared with all members of the UNSC.
"I have requested in the letter that a special meeting of the Security Council should be called to discuss those actions of India which we consider as illegal and against the UN resolutions," he said.
Jammu University to Resume Classes from 14 August
University of Jammu spokesperson said that classwork shall resume from 14 August. Examination schedules of various examinations shall be notified separately, the official said.
Amit Shah Has No Plans to Visit Srinagar: Govt Sources
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has no plans to visit Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir on 15 August, government sources told ANI.
Investors Summit in J&K From 12-14 October
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has decided to host an Investors Summit from 12 to 14 October in J&K, reported ANI.
Restrictions in J&K Will Be Eased Out in Phased Manner: MHA
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday said it is hopeful of further relaxations in the security clampdown after the dress rehearsal for the August 15 Independence Day celebrations conclude in various districts.
Article 370 Revocation Unconstitutional, Says Priyanka
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi said that the manner in which Article 370 was revoked was “completely unconstitutional.”
"“The manner in which it has been done is completely unconstitutional and it’s against all the principles of democracy. There are rules to be followed when such things are done, which were not followed.”" - Priyanka Gandhi, Congress leader
"UNSC Not Waiting With Garlands": Pak Foreign Minister to Pakistanis on India’s J&K Move
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has asked Pakistanis to not live in a "fool’s paradise" by expecting United Nations Security Council to "wait with garlands" to support Islamabad’s contentions regarding India’s decision to end Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.
"Giving vent to emotions is easy and raising objections is much easier. However it is difficult to understand the issue and move forward. They are not waiting for you with garlands in their hands. Any members out of the P-5 nations can be a hurdle... Do not live in the fool paradise," said Mr Qureshi during a press conference aired on PTV on Sunday.
Mr Qureshi’s comment came a day after Russia becomes the first P-5 member to support India over the abrogation of Article 370. It said all action taken by India was under the constitutional framework.
SC Defers Passing Order on PIL Against J&K Communication Blockade
The Supreme Court has refused to pass any order against the communication clampdown prevailing in Jammu & Kashmir. Adjourning the PIL for two weeks, the apex court said the government should be given some time to normalise the situation.
Rahul Gandhi Accepts J&K Governor’s Invite to Visit J&K
A day after Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik hit out at Rahul Gandhi for his remarks that there have been reports of violence in J&K, asking him to visit the state, the Congress leader on Tuesday, 13 August tweeted accepting his offer.