Kashmir LIVE Updates: Air India Drops Srinagar Fare to Below Rs 7,000 as Pilgrims, Students Leave Valley – News18

Aug 4, 2019 10:59 am (IST)

President of J&K Peoples Movement Shah Faesal says there is no need to pay heed to rumours. 

Aug 4, 2019 10:50 am (IST)

Retired J&K HC Judge and NC MP from Anantnag Hasnain Masoodi Says Govt Should Follow Proper Route & Not Subvert Constitution | “We have brought calling attention notice in parliament and hope that government will make a statement to allay apprehensions on Kashmir. We have the right to know. Amendment to Articles 35A, 370, trifurcation and delimitation can again be decided by JK assembly. Government should follow proper route and not subvert Constitution,” the National Conference leader said. 

Aug 4, 2019 10:36 am (IST)

The Indian Army has offered the Pakistan Army to take back the dead bodies of intruders killed during a failed infiltration bid by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) on a forward post along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistan Army has been offered to approach with a white flag and take over the dead bodies for last rites, but was yet to respond on Sunday morning. Read the full story here. 

Aug 4, 2019 10:31 am (IST)

With panic spread in Kashmir, Around 130 NIT Srinagar students from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were asked by college authorities to go to their native places immediately due to security reasons. The College authorities arranged 4 buses upto JAMMU. AP Bhavan was aware of the situation and were in continuous touch with the students. Read More.

Aug 4, 2019 10:16 am (IST)

Indian Army Offers Pak to Take Back Bodies of Infiltrators | After killing 5-7 Pak infiltrators in the Keran sector of Jammu Kashmir, Indian army has now offered Pakistan to take back the bodies of the dead soldiers/terrorists.  

Aug 4, 2019 10:12 am (IST)

The Indian Army yesterday said they have foiled attacks by Pakistan army’s Border Action Team (BAT) on forward post in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir. At least four bodies, possibly of Pakistan Army’s Special Service Group (SSG) commandos or terrorists, were seen in close proximity of an Indian post in the sector according to army sources. 

Aug 4, 2019 10:08 am (IST)

Syed Ali Shah Geelani Takes on The Govt for Creating Panic in Kashmir | Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani presiding over a meeting of Majlish Shoora (Executive Council) at Hyderpora has criticised the centre for  creating “chaos” and “panic” in the valley. According to party statement, he said “chaotic and confusing situation has panicked every individual. Increasing the forces deployment, rumors of tampering special provisions of state, suspension of Yatra, evacuating tourists, students and yatris has created a war-like situation.”

Aug 4, 2019 10:00 am (IST)

Ari India Further Reduces Airfares To/from Srinagar | After fixing the airfares at Rs 9,500 earlier, Air India has further reduced the fares. Flighs from Srinagar to Delhi are fixed at Rs 6,715 while flights from Delhi to Srinagar are fixed at Rs 6,899.    

Aug 4, 2019 9:56 am (IST)

Delegation of Senior Kashmiri Leaders Met Guv SP Malik Yesterday | Following Omar Abdullah’s meeting with governor SP Malik, another delegation of PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, J&K Peoples Movement chief Shah Faesal and Peoples Conference leaders Sajjad Lone and Imran Reza Ansari met the Governor yesterday. The delegation expressed concerns about the panic situation in Kashmir Valley created by the developments during the day, including the advisory issued by the government asking Amarnath pilgrims and tourists to return as soon as possible. “Governor Malik informed the delegation that there were serious and credible inputs which were available to the security agencies regarding terrorist attacks on the Amarnath Yatra. It is in this context that the government had issued an advisory asking Yatris and tourists to return as soon as possible,” a statement issued by the delegation said.

Aug 4, 2019 9:46 am (IST)

In another statement yesterday, J&K Governor SP Malik said a lot of rumour mongering is happening in Kashmir by certain political parties.  

Aug 4, 2019 9:42 am (IST)

Various leaders including National Conference leader Omar Abdullah met Governor Satyapal Malik yesterday to discuss the present situation in Kashmir. He said governor SP Malik has assured his party that no moves are planned on repealing articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution, or the state’s trifurcation. However, the former J&K chief minister said he wants an assurance on these issues from the Centre in Parliament on Monday as “the Governor is not the final word on Jammu and Kashmir”.

Aug 4, 2019 9:32 am (IST)

With tensions growing in Kashmir, PDP leaders held a meeting yesterday to discuss the ongoing situation in the valley. The meeting was headed by PDP supremo Mehbooba Mufti. 

Aug 4, 2019 9:24 am (IST)

Complying with Civil Aviation Ministry’s orders, AirIndia has capped the fare at Rs 9,500 for all flights to and from Srinagar. 

Aug 4, 2019 9:22 am (IST)

With airfares from Srinagar soaring, The Civil Aviation Ministry asked airlines to keep their prices in check.   

Aug 4, 2019 9:19 am (IST)

PDP Says it is the Moral Responsibility of Govt to Respect People’s Sentiments | “The party leadership hoped that the present dispensation headed by PM Modi will respect the sentiments of the people and their views on the current situation, which is perceived as grave enough to cause avoidable commotion. The party feels that it is moral and legal responsibility of the government to do so because the state is under the president’s rule,” a PDP spokesperson said. 

Aug 4, 2019 9:13 am (IST)

Mehbooba Mufti Appeals to PM Narendra Modi | With the anxiety growing in Kashmir, PDP on Saturday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that no unilateral decision is taken at any level that impinges upon the current constitutional arrangement and complexion of Jammu and Kashmir with the union of India. 

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