Farooq, Omar Abdullah meet Mehbooba Mufti, what does this mean for future of Kashmir
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 () Mehbooba Mufti was released on Tuesday after 14 months of detention. Mehbooba Mufti was in custody since Jammu and Kashmir was declared a Union Territory on August 5 last year.
National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah and party's vice president Omar Abdullah met People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti at her residence on October 14. She was released from detention on October 13. "Mehbooba Mufti was released yesterday after more than 14.5 months of...
Kashmir’s main political parties announced a grand alliance on Thursday to seek a peaceful restoration of its autonomy after India's release of the last major Kashmiri political leader from lengthy detention. On Tuesday, the government ordered the release of Mehbooba Mufti after 14-month detention and she and other leaders promptly called for a campaign to restore Kashmir’s special rights. "Our battle is a constitutional battle. We want the government of India to return to the people of the state (of Kashmir) the rights they held before 5th August 2019," said former Kashmiri chief minister Farooq Abdullah.
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Members of Dogra Front staged a protest against the all-party meeting in Srinagar attended by PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and NC chief Farooq Abdullah. The activists also set ablaze the posters of former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti. They also raised slogans against the leaders of Valley. "Mehbooba Mufti and Farooq Abdullah are fooling people of Jammu and Kashmir. They are trying to take political mileage with Gupkar declaration," said Ashok Gupta, President of Dogra Front The all-party meeting took place after the release of Mufti from detention after more than 14 months.
An all-party meeting took place at National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah's residence in Srinagar. National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti were also present in the meeting. The meeting is taking place after the release of Mufti from detention after more than 14 months.
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah convened a meeting at his residence on Thursday for chalking out the future course of action on the 'Gupkar Declaration' with regard to the special status of Jammu and Kashmir which was revoked by the Centre last year. Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, who was released from detention after 14 months on Tuesday, also attended the meeting. Earlier on Wednesday, Farooq and Omar visited Mufti’s residence post her release. The National Conference leaders went to check on the PDP chief who was released after 14 months. Farooq had invited Mehbooba Mufti for an all-party meeting during his visit. Watch the full video for more details.
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Here is good news for all the book lovers in the Valley. The Jammu and Kashmir government has reopened libraries for students and bibliophiles. The libraries were shut since COVID-induced lockdown. The government took this decision to provide study material to students as online classes have its demerits. Students applauded the decision of the government.
Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy addressed a public rally in Leh on October 18 where he asked the people of region if they want UT status of Article 370. He said, "Congress said they'll restore Article 370. Farooq Abdullah ji said that NC, PDP and Congress will restore Article 370 with the support of China and take back the status of Union Territory from Ladakh. Do you want UT status or Article 370?"
A young Kashmiri is not just doing the Union Territory proud, but the country altogether by winning global praise for his jaw-dropping football trick shots, many of which are viral on social media. Recently Shah Huzaib, a Class 11 student from Charar-Shareef area of Budgam district, became the first participant from Jammu and Kashmir in an international football trick-shot competition, organised by Cristiano Ronaldo Fragrances. Aspiring to become a successful football trick-shot artist, Huzaib started nurturing his skills since 2016. "Initially I wanted to play cricket but after trying my hand (read feet) at football with my cousins, I started enjoying this sport unlike anything else," Huzaib told ANI. But he decided to try trick shots after seeing a youtube video. After emerging as the fourth runner up in the international event, the youth's videos started becoming viral as the 'Kashmiri trick-shot artist'. With firm support from his family and friends, who encouraged him to make videos and utilise social media, Shah began to propagate his talent of playing football trick shots online. He has about 300 posts on social media that have a huge following. Huzaib's passion for trick shots has only emboldened his dreams of a future where his talent would attract people on a national scale and inspire them. "Huzaib's football skills have inspired the youth of Kashmir to try something different and succeed at it. I request the J-K administration to provide him with all sporting amenities," Syed Burhan, the young footballer's friend.