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Post UNSC Closed-Door Meet on J&K, Indian Govt calls Kashmir an 'entirely internal matter'

India on Friday said that the country's national position was and remains that decisions on Kashmir are "entirely an internal matter" after Pakistan called for a rare closed-door meeting at the United Nations Security Council to discuss India's move to end the special status of J&K. Syed Akbaruddin, India's envoy to the UN, said the government is gradually removing all restrictions in Kashmir and the government is undertaking steps towards normalcy. Akbaruddin said Islamabad should stop terror and start talks and said, "Pakistan's use of 'jihad' against and promoting violence in India is concerning". Src:https://bit.ly/30d7zaw

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India’s UN envoy Syed Akbaruddin charmed Pak journalist by "extending hand of friendship"

India’s Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin dramatically called for friendship to Pakistan when a Pakistani journalist complained on Friday about a lack of dialogue between the countries. At a UN event, when a senior Pakistani journalist asked him, “When will you begin a dialogue with Pakistan?” Akbaruddin said, “Let me begin by coming across to you, Give me your hand”. A Pakistani reporter had earlier asked why there was no contact between the neighbors and why India had not responded to requests for talks. “Stop terror to start talks,” Akbaruddin replied. Src:https://bit.ly/2Z6GrZy

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2G mobile internet services restored in 5 districts of Jammu, as communication blackout phases out slowly

Mobile internet services have been restored by the center in five districts of Jammu region - Jammu, Reasi, Samba, Kathu, and Udhampur on Saturday morning after 12 days of restrictions. However, the communication blackout in Kashmir valley continues. Mobile internet services had been suspended in Jammu and Kashmir on April 5 ahead of the Centre's decision to abrogate Article 370. On Friday, J&K chief secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam announced that telecom connectivity would gradually be restored in the state due to the constant threat of mobile connectivity being used to organize terror attacks. However, security forces are still deployed across Kashmir. Src:https://bit.ly/2Zb4ExQ

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J&K Congress chief put under house arrest, when will this end: Rahul Gandhi

J&K Congress chief and former minister Ghulam Ahmad Mir was placed under house arrest on Friday in Jammu and police also detained the party’s chief spokesperson Ravinder Sharma for nearly three hours to prevent him from addressing a press conference at the party’s headquarters in Jammu. Following this incident, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted “I strongly condemn the arrest of our J&K PCC Chief, Shri Ghulam Ahmed Mir & spokesperson, Shri Ravinder Sharma in Jammu today. With this unprovoked action against a national political party, the Govt has delivered democracy another body blow. When will this madness end?”. Src:https://bit.ly/2TFUSTc

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