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Jammu and Kashmir Turmoil: I believe I am under house arrest, Omar Abdullah's midnight tweet sends shockwaves | Live updates

Jammu and Kashmir live updates: Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah's midnight tweet has sent shockwaves through the political circle. In his tweet, he has said that he has been kept under house arrest. Mehbooba Mufti has tweeted as well.

India TV Politics Desk India TV Politics Desk
New Delhi Updated on: August 05, 2019 0:49 IST
Omar Abdullah
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Omar Abdullah

Jammu and Kashmir news today LIVE updates: Battle lines seem to have been drawn in Jammu and Kashmir as National Conference (NC) and People's Democratic Party joined forces in what they called was 'defence of the autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir'. An all-party meeting took place, first at the residence of PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and then the at Farooq Abdullah's residence. Representatives of large number of regional political parties were present.

Meanwhile, the government has continued to appeal to tourists in Jammu Kashmir to leave the state. Police have asked hotel owners in the valley to ensure that all rooms are vacant by Monday. Government has even said that if a tourist is not able to return home due to financial difficulties, the expense will be borne by the government.

Earlier on Sunday, cricketer Irfan Pathan was among 100 cricketers, who were asked to leave the state due to security concerns.

Live updates : Jammu and Kashmir Turmoil: Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba mufti address joint press conference | Highlights

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  • 12:10 AM (IST)

    I am under house arrest, says Omar Abdullah

    Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's midnight tweet has sent ripples through Indian politics

    Government has imposed restrictions under section 144 CrPC in District Srinagar with effect from 1200 Hrs on 5th August 2019 which shall remain in force till further orders. As per the order there shall be no movement of public and all educational institutions shall also remain closed. There will be a complete bar on holding any kind of public meetings or rallies during the period of operation of this order. Identity cards of essential services officials will be treated as movement passes wherever required.


  • 8:42 PM (IST)

    Jammu & Kashmir turmoil: Watch what Farooq Abdullah said in joint press conference with Mehbooba mufti

  • 8:13 PM (IST)

    National Conference's Farooq Abdullah and PDP's Mehbooba Mufti are addressing joint press conference

    National Conference's Farooq Abdullah and PDP's Mehbooba Mufti addressed a joint press conference. During the conferene Farooq Abdullah read out a statement. PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti, while being seated next to Farooq Abdullah did not make a statement.

     "We all met. It was unanimously resolved that we will defend autonomy and status of J&K and Ladakh against all attack and onslaught whatsoever. Abrogation of 35A, 370, trifurcation will be an aggression on the people of J&K. We make appeal to save the legitimate status of the state by the constitution of country.The representatives will stay together to protect all this. I also appeal to the people of the state to keep peace and be patient. I want to tell India and Pakistan to not take any step which would raise tension between the countries," said Farooq Abdullah in his statement.

  • 6:32 PM (IST)

    Jammu & Kashmir Turmoil: All-party leaders head to Farooq Abdullah's house

    After discussion at Mehbooba Mufti's place,  all-party leaders have now headed to Farooq Abdullah's house.

  • 6:15 PM (IST)

    Jammu and Kashmir Turmoil: All-party meeting starts at Mehbooba Mufti's residence

    An All-party meeting is currently underway at Mehbooba Mufti's residence in Srinagar. Leaders from the National Conference, Congress, People's Movement (Shah Faesal) are part of the meeting.



  • 4:57 PM (IST)

    Jammu and Kashmir: Anti Corruption Bureau asks Mehbooba Mufti to clarify on 'illegal' recruitment in J&K bank

    Almost immediately after her tirade against the central government, news has surfaced that Anti Corruption Bureau has asked Mehbooba Mufti to clarify her stand on 'illegal' recruitments in Jammu and Kashmir Bank.

    The letter is dated August 3, 2019.

    India Tv - Anti Corruption Bureau notice

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    Anti Corruption Bureau notice


  • 4:46 PM (IST)

    Jammu and Kashmir turmoil: Government asks hotels to cancel all tourist bookings by Monday

    The government has asked hotel owners in Jammu & Kashmir to cancel all booking made by the tourists and vacate rooms by Monday. It has also said that if the tourists do not have money to return home, the cost will be borne by the government will bear the price. 

  • 4:36 PM (IST)

    Jammu and Kashmir turmoil: Read what Mehbooba Mufti said

  • 4:22 PM (IST)

    Jammu and Kashmir turmoil: Here is the advisory that asked Amarnath Yatris to return home immediately

    The government issued an advisory a few days ago asking Amarnath yatris to return home immediately. The government said that this was done in view of terror threats and security concerns to the Amarnath yatra.

    India Tv - Amarnath Yatra directive

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    Amarnath Yatra directive

  • 4:14 PM (IST)

    Jammu and Kashmir turmoil: Irfan Pathan asked to leave the state along with 100 other cricketers

    Cricketer Irfan Pathan has been asked to leave Jammu and Kashmir along with 100 other cricketers. This has been done days after Amarnath Yatra was cancelled and the yatris were asked to leave the state in view of the terror threat to the yatra.