Singh also downplayed the arrest of mainstream political leaders and the communication blockade in the Valley following the scrapping of the special status and bifurcation of the state in union territories.
Despite holding sizable territory, China has stayed away from the Kashmir dispute, leaving India and Pakistan to have it out among themselves. However, by supporting Pakistan and criticising India, China appears to have lost that neutrality.
The abolition of Article 370 only opens up new opportunities for Kashmiris. Economic measures with clear signs of sustainability will establish the goodness of the Centre's political strategy on J&K, writes Lt Gen Subrata Saha
By abrogating provisions of Article 370, India has smartly shifted the goalpost in Kashmir from right to self-determination to demand for retention of special status, a political observer in Kashmir says.
It’s eighth day since curfew and restrictions were imposed in Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370. And there has been no respite for the people so far, baring a few hours of relaxation here and there.