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Security personnel takes position during encounter in Anantnag district on Wednesday.

On the first day, the close ties shared between the two leaders shone through, as Modi took Xi on a guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Arjuna's Penance, Krishna's Butter Ball, Pancha Rathas and the Shore Temple. A veshti-wearing Modi received Xi on Friday afternoon in the historic coastal city, which is famed for its temples and architecture dating back to the Pallava Dynasty.

The Spokesperson also rejected all "motivated" stories in the international press, outlining how there is no shortage of medicines in Jammu and Kashmir.

The number of government schools in Jammu and Kashmir running smart classes had been slowly but steadily growing. The government and individual teachers are making efforts to digitalise the teaching process.

The Afghan government also questioned Pakistan's action to deploy tens of thousands of military troops on its western frontier. "There is no threat from Afghanistan to Pakistan. The Afghan government sees no credible reason for Pakistan to maintain tens of thousands of military troops on its western frontier," the statement read.

The process of easing of prohibitory orders and providing relaxations continued on Sunday. The relaxations were provided in 50 police stations as against 35 police stations on Saturday, and the duration in the relaxation was increased from six hours to eight hours, the government had said.

"People should be given food and medical care. That is their fundamental right. Basic communication should be there so that people can go anywhere," he added. Poonawalla also took to the microblogging site and sought a written assurance from the government that Article 21 will not be suspended and to ensure that no lives are lost in Kashmir.

During the address, PM Modi is expected to explain government's decisions on abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and splitting the state into two union territories

The decision was taken at a crucial meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) in Islamabad chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan and attended by top civil and military leadership, said a statement issued by the PM Office.

Pakistan President Arif Alvi had called for the meeting, according to Dawn. The media outlet further added that the session may pass a resolution condemning India's decision to abrogate Article 370, amongst other things.