Article 370

The business delegation also told envoys that restoration of peace in Jammu and Kashmir is key to fast-paced development.

A three-judge Bench of Justice NV Ramana will hear the plea filed by Sara Abdullah Pilot, Omar's sister and wife of Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, who said the order of detention is manifestly illegal and there is no question of him being a "threat to the maintenance of public order".

In his reply in Rajya Sabha, PM Modi said: "Honestly, I was a bit disappointed with some of the remarks. Some members have made stagnation a virtue. They were stuck in the same old ways, talking about the same old things of the past."

A five-Judge Constitution Bench of Justices NV Ramana, SK Kaul, R Subhash Reddy, BR Gavai and Surya Kant on Wednesday heard petitions which were filed after the central government scrapped Article 370 in August last year and bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories -- Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Naqvi is in Srinagar as part of a massive outreach by the central government, over two months after Jammu and Kashmir formally became a Union Territory on October 31 last year. The erstwhile state was stripped of its special status under Article 370 of the Constitution on August 5.

Shah drew a parallel between the opposition and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and said that they speak the same language.

While the Citizenship Amendment Act remains on the agenda, the ministers would hold meetings with people to share their views on bifurcation of the state into two union territories after the abrogation of Article 370.

The Army chief said that the force is increasing its capabilities in space, cyber, special operations and electronic warfare.

The petitions were filed after the central government scrapped Article 370 in August and bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir into two UTs -- Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Following this, phone lines and the internet were blocked in the region.

A group of 15 foreign envoys visited Jammu and Kashmir to get a first-hand experience of the efforts made by government to normalise the situation, after scrapping of Article 370. During their visit, they also engaged with the civil society.