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New Delhi: Expression of views that are different from government opinion cannot be termed “sedition”, the Supreme Court said today, dismissing a petition against Jammu and Kashmir MP Farooq Abdullah. “Expression of views which are dissent and different from government opinion cannot be termed as seditious,” said the top court. The petitioner, said the Supreme Court, failed to substantiate his allegation that Farooq Abdullah had sought the help of China and Pakistan against India on Article…

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday received a vaccine shot at the Sher Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Srinagar. Taking to Twitter, Omar Abdullah while sharing the picture of his father getting inoculated thanked doctors, “Thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at SKIMS, Srinagar. Today my 85-year-old father and my mother had their first COVID jab.” “My father has a number of health issues including…

Srinagar: National Conference Party President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah on Thursday welcomed the agreement between the DGMOS of India and Pakistan armies to observe ceasefire alongside LOC,IB , saying the measure will go a long way towards sustainable peace between the two neighboring countries. “The agreement between the DGMOS of India and Pakistan will go a long way in ushering long lasting peace alongside LOC, and IB,” Abdullah said as per…

Seeks incentivization of publication of journals, magazines, dailies in local languages Srinagar: National Conference (NC) President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said that mother tongue is the underlying component of one’s culture and identity and that every effort should be made to protect the linguistic diversity of Jammu and Kashmir. Abdullah, while remarking on the importance of preserving the linguistic heritage of Jammu and Kashmir, said the mother tongue must…

New Delhi: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi broke down several times in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday while reminiscing about his close association with Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad whose term is coming to an end next week. The prime minister was participating in the farewell speech for Leader of Opposition Azad and three other members from Jammu and Kashmir — Nazir Ahmad Laway, Shamsher Singh Manhas, Mir Mohammad Fayaz– whose terms in the…

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir People’s Conference chairman, Sajad Gani Lone on Tuesday wrote a letter to President PAGD, Farooq Abdullah, stating that his party is no longer part of the PAGD. In his letter, Sajad Lone has stated the purpose and sentiment of the PAGD was not being followed on the ground. “This alliance needed sacrifice. Every party had to sacrifice on the ground in terms of giving space to fellow allies. No party…

The anti-BJP narrative served PAGD just right; in fact, it is the only thing that makes the regional parties “relevant” in the current times. The last time I visited the valley’s unsettled unionist camp was back in June 2019. My editor wanted me to report on the ‘alienated’ local outfits – the feeling of ‘betrayal’ had left New Delhi’s ‘old-loyalists’ in Kashmir, hurt and embarrassed. One such unionist I had met was a close aide…

Srinagar: National Conference president and the head of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) Dr Farooq Abdullah on Thursday asked the Lieutenant Governor of JK Manoj Sinha to release all those detained recently if the government wants democracy to survive in JK. Dr Farooq also demanded immediate restoration of 4-G internet services stating that Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi talks about 5-G, but people of JK are craving for high-speed internet services. Talking to…

Police detain BJP’s JK Youth Wing Chief NC workers hit streets in support of Abdullah Police says situation normal, people shouldn’t pay heed to rumours Jammu: Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) youth wing on Wednesday staged a protest outside the residence of Dr. Farooq Abdullah in Jammu’s Bathindi locality. However, police detained BJYMs Jammu and Kashmir chief during the protest. Official sources said that on Wednesday afternoon, scores of Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) workers headed by…