Satya Pal Malik

Asserting that democracy is working well in the country, Malik said: "I was born to a farmer in a village. The Constitution gave me the strength to become an MLA and reach this position today. This shows that democracy is working."

The Prime Minister, while welcoming the delegation at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg today, had expressed hope that they will have a fruitful visit to various parts of the country including Jammu and Kashmir.

Girish Chandra Murmu is &K's first Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir while Radha Krishna Mathur is the first Lt Governor of Ladkah. Malik has been sent to Goa.

The Indian Army on Sunday used artillery guns to target terrorist camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) which have been actively trying to push terrorists into Indian Territory.

Masoodi said that everything is "meaningless" as Article 370, 35A and special status are the "primary importance" for the party.

Farooq and his son Omar Abdullah are under preventive detention following the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5.

The services were suspended across Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, in view of security concerns in the region following Centre's decision to abrogate Article 370.

We will appeal to the youth to get involved with full vigour. In the coming two to three months, we will fill these positions," Malik said at a press conference.

Security was beefed up as the Centre withdrew special status to Jammu and Kashmir and passed the Jammu and Kashmir (Reorganization) Act 2019, reorganizing it into two Union Territories -- Jammu and Kashmir with legislature and Ladakh without it.

Asserting that the government has made sufficient stock of essential items, the statement read, "Wheat has been stocked to suffice for 65 days, rice for 55 days, mutton for 17 days, poultry for one month, kerosene oil for 35 days, LPG for one month."