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Farooq Abdullah detained under the Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act

Former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah was detained under the State’s Public Safety Act in the Jammu and Kashmir. How the law came into being? The Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act was introduced by Sheikh Abdullah (Farooq Abdullah’s father) in 1978. It was introduced to prevent timber smuggling, and keep the smugglers ..

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Report of the 3-member panel of interlocutors on Jammu & Kashmir submitted

In October 2010, Government of India had appointed a group of three interlocutors to hold sustained dialogue with all sections of the people in Jammu and Kashmir. They were as follows: Dr. Dileep Padgaonkar: Dr. ileep Padgaonkar is a journalist, editor and author. He worked in various capacities in journalistic field including Executive Editor and ..

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Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958(AFSPA)

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram recently said that a consensus is being built to amend Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA). The minister said that the Act can be amended only after a consensus is built among the government.Regarding Jammu & Kashmir, he said that if  the state withdraws the Disturbed Areas Act, AFSPA ..

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