Chidambaram says, What you are doing today is sending a very very wrong signal to all the states of this country... For heaven's sake, don't dismember the state of Jammu & Kashmir... Don't commit that cardinal sin, monumental blunder
After the Centre on Monday revoked Article 370 which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the government in neighbouring Punjab prohibited any kind of celebrations or protests that could vitiate the atmosphere.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh directed the Punjab Police to be prepared to thwart any attempts by Pakistan to create disturbance in the state.
P Chidambaram,Congress in Rajya Sabha says, Momentarily you may think you have scored a victory, but you are wrong and history will prove you to be wrong. Future generations will realize what a grave mistake this house is making today
Derek 'O Brien says, Today is a Black Monday. A dark day for Parliamentary democracy, dark day for federalism, dark day for constitution, dark day for Rajya Sabha, dark day for the idea of India.
RG Yadav,SP says, If you wanted to remove article 370 then you should have done only that, why did you abolish statehood and made it a UT? World history is witness that any attempt to suppress ppl through force has always failed. You should have taken ppl into confidence atleast
NSA Ajit Doval is expected to visit Kashmir valley on Monday along with other senior security officials to review the situation on ground. NSA Doval had earlier visited Srinagar in last week of July before the implementation of decision to revoke Article 370.
Ghulam Nabi Azad,Congress in Rajya Sabha says, Shameful that you have turned J&K into a non entity by making a Lt Governor there, so that you can appoint even a peon or a clerk, sitting in Delhi
TK Rangarajan,CPI(M) in Rajya Sabha says, It's black day. Indian constitution has been raped by BJP govt. You didn't consult people of Jammu and Kashmir-Ladakh. You dissolved Assembly,you don't want to hold any election. You've taken another 35000 Army people there. You're creating another Palestine
Today is black day in constitutional history of India. We anticipated misadventure, but did not think they will take such catastrophic step, says Congress leader P Chidambaram.
BJP revoked Article 370 for votes, it is playing with unity and integrity of state, says Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad
MDMK leader Vaiko in Rajya Sabha says, I am opposing this Bill (Article 370). This is a day of shame, shame, shame...this is murder of democracy.
“I don't think there is anything revolutionary here. It's a political decision even though it is not a wise decision,”said Soli Sorabjee
“Presidential nod has to be supplemented with a nod of the Parliament. This move sends a wrong signal to the people of Kashmir, says Soli Sorabjee, Former Attorney General of India
BJD MP, Prasanna Acharya in Rajya Sabha says, In real sense today, Jammu & Kashmir has become a part of India. My party supports this resolution. We are a regional party but for us nation is first.
“Our chief Nitish Kumar is carrying forward the tradition of JP Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia & George Fernandes. So our party is not supporting the Bill moved in the Rajya Sabha today. We have different thinking. We want that Article 370 should not be revoked,”says KC Tyagi, JD(U)
Satish Chandra Mishra, BSP MP, in Rajya Sabha says, Our party gives complete support. We want that the Bill be passed. Our party is not expressing any opposition to Article 370 Bill & the other Bill.
Many have sacrificed their lives for Kashmir, many parties have lost their leaders in Kashmir. Civilians have also lost their lives to keep Kashmir with India, says Ghulam Nabi Azad
Jammu and Kashmir to be a Union Territory with the legislature. Ladakh to be a Union Territory without legislature.
Uproar in Rajya Sabha after resolution revoking Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir moved by Home Minister Amit Shah.
“Entire valley is under curfew, political leaders including three former chief ministers are under house arrest. There is a war like situation in the state, so this should be discussed on priority,”said Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad
The government's silence on Jammu and Kashmir is "criminal", PDP MPs Nazir Ahmad Laway and Mir Mohammad Fayaz said as they appealed to opposition parties for support in demanding an explanation from the government on the Kashmir issue.
In a letter written to opposition members, the MPs said that they wanted to highlight the plight of common citizens of the state.
"There is a situation of chaos and uncertainty all around. People do not know what is cooking between the top brasses of the present government vis-a-vis the Kashmir issue.
There will be no press briefing after the conclusion of Union Cabinet meeting at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg. Union Home Minister Amit Shah to make a statement in Rajya Sabha.
Schools reopened normally on Monday in Leh, classes resuming in colleges and other educational institutions too.
Leaders of Opposition parties on Monday met in Parliament complex to discuss the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
The meeting took place at a time when the Union Cabinet was meeting amidst speculation that it will take a crucial decision on the state.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah leaves from 7 Lok Kalyan Marg after the Union Cabinet meeting concludes.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will speak in Rajya Sabha at 11 am and in Lok Sabha at 12 pm today.
Opposition leaders in Rajya Sabha to meet at 10 am today in leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad's chamber, inside Parliament. Kashmir issue will be taken up in the meeting
The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi met on Monday, amidst speculation that the government may take some decisions on Jammu and Kashmir.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad were the first to reach the prime minister's residence, where the meeting is taking place, officials said.
The Centre will issue a statement in Lok Sabha over prevailing tension in Jammu and Kashmir.
Manish Tewari has given an adjournment notice on PM Modi's silence on the prevailing tensions and situation in Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satyapal Malik has instructed Chief Secretary to apprise him of the situation every hour.
Home Minister Amit Shah and NSA Ajit Doval reach Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence ahead of the cabinet meeting.
Schools to reopen normally today in Ladakh region after summer vacations, classes to resume normally in colleges and other educational institutions too. Restrictions under Section 144 CrPC have not been imposed in the region
Congress' Jammu and Kashmir leader Usman Majid and Communist Party of India-Marxist legislator M.Y. Tarigami on Sunday night said they had been arrested as authorities were set to impose restrictions across the Kashmir Valley from Monday morning.
The health condition of jailed Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik is totally normal, Tihar Jail Director General Sandeep Goel said on Sunday.
The clarification came in wake of concern by Malik's family over his condition.
Mobile internet has been suspended in Kashmir, it was announced late on Sunday night.
In response to Twitter user Rayees Wani who complained internet was snapped, service provider Airtel wrote: "Hi! As per instructions from the Govt. authorities, data services are currently suspended in your location. Once the suspension orders are lifted, our services will be fully up and running. We're sorry about the inconvenience. Thanks for your support, Aditya"
Security tightened in Srinagar in view of the imposition of section 144 CrPC from midnight 5th August.
All universities in the Valley have ordered cancellation of class work and exams scheduled on Monday without announcing any future dates for the same.
Deputy Commissioners of Jammu and Udhampur districts, Sushma Chouhan and Piyush Singla, respectively, sent messages on social networking sites saying that all school, colleges and other educational institutions shall remain closed as a precautionary measure