Farooq and Omar Abdullah and scores of other leaders in the Kashmir Valley had been detained in the wake of abrogation of Article 370 while restrictions were imposed on the movement of prominent party leaders in the Jammu province.
Pakistan has been making repeated unsuccessful efforts to flag Jammu and Kashmir at various international forums and made its pitch at the meet for an investigation by the global body.
The Congress party too had slammed Pakistan saying that Jammu and Kashmir was, is and shall always remain a part of India.
The next big test for security forces is Eid. Eid is on Monday and maintaining peace in the valley will be a big challenge for the security forces. The administration is planning to restart the communication line in the valley, especially for Eid.
The abolition of Article 370 has taken away their privileges and claims over special status. Today, their bungalows estimated to be in crores is at risk.
A resolution removing the special status of the state under Article 370 was approved by the Rajya Sabha on Monday with Home Minister Amit Shah saying the constitutional provision was the "root cause of terrorism" in the state and the Modi government was committed to making the state the most progressive in the country.
In a tweet, Gandhi, who has publicly announced his resignation from the post of Congress president, said, "This nation is made by its people, not plots of land. This abuse of executive power has grave implications for our national security."
Taking the opposition by surprise, the reorganisation bill and the resolution to repeal Article 370 were tabled in the House amidst uproarious scenes with major opposition parties resisting it. The opposition complained that they had not got advance information about the bill.
Both former chief ministers were taken to Hari Niwas, a VVIP state guest house. Mehbooba was arrested after she tried to come out of her residence, where she was kept under house arrest. Section 144 of CrPC was imposed in Valley in the wake of Centre's move to revoke Article 370.
New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Monday approved a resolution abrogating Article 370 for Jammu and Kashmir and a bill to...