Jammu and Kashmir is a large region in the south- and southeast portion of Kashmir which is administered by India as a state, and often denoted by the acronym, J&K.
The executive committee of J&K Congress met under the chairmanship of Ghulam Nabi Azad, leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha, here on Friday and passed a four-point resolution for the restoration of statehood for Jammu and Kashmir and demanded constitutional guarantees in jobs and land for the people.
The political circles in Jammu and Kashmir have dismissed the upcoming week-long visit of the 36 Central Ministers to the Union Territory from Saturday as a meaningless exercise.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked the central government saying that it is trying to "silence" the case of arrested Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police (SP), Davinder Singh, by handing it over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
After remaining closed for five days, the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was opened for traffic on Friday. Thousands of vehicles were stranded on the highway as heavy snowfall caused landslides at some places.
In the wake of the arrest of DSP Davinder Singh along with two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, airports in Srinagar and Jammu are to be "immediately" brought under the security cover of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), a Jammu and Kashmir government order has said.
Terming Congress party's allegations as "mengless," Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said 36 union ministers are visiting Jammu and Kashmir for developmental work.
Maldives on Thursday backed New Delhi over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution from Jammu and Kashmir, saying that it is not for other countries to intervene in the decisions taken by the elected representatives of a nation.
A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday seeking direction to declare internet shutdowns as "unconstitutional, illegal and unenforceable" and in violation of Article 19 and 21 of the Constitution of India.
Hilal Rather, the son of former J&K Finance Minister and National Conference leader Abdul Rahim Rather, was on Thursday arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau in a bank fraud case.
NIA special court will hear arguments on charge/ scrutiny of documents against Kashmiri Separatist leader Yasin Malik, Masrat Alam, Asiya Andrabi, Shabbir Shah, Rashid Engineer on March 13 in connection with a terror funding case.