Uncertainty has gripped Kashmir after Minister of Home Affairs of India (MHA) ordered to send in additional troops to Valley for 'counter insurgency' and for maintaining 'law and order.' The Rapid Action Force (RAF) reached Jammu on Saturday. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has also cancelled leaves for its jawans, according to media reports. Earlier, the state administration had asked Amarnath pilgrims and tourists to immediately cut short their stay in the Valley and return as soon as possible in the wake of intelligence inputs of "specific terror threats" to the pilgrimage.
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- All the possible support has been extended at the Srinagar airport by ensuring safety and security of the passengers. All passengers were flown out of the valley in a planned and systematic manner. The entire operation was conducted smoothly by AAI officials in close coordination with IAF, Jammu and Kashmir Police, CRPF, BSF, the airlines and State Authorities.
- In its latest advisory, the Jammu and Kashmir government said 6126 passengers are reported to be at Srinagar International Airport today for travelling out of the Valley. Of this total number of passengers, 5829 are scheduled to travel by 32 airlines while the remaining 387 were accommodated in 4 IAF Aircraft and flown to various destination like Jammu, Pathankot and Hindon.
- Civil Aviation Ministry advises airlines to rein in ticket prices from Srinagar in view of Amarnath Yatra advisory, sources told PTI.
- It's normal. Only rumour mongering is going on. It's a very routine thing here, Malik added.
- It's our responsibility to see safety of pilgrims and tourists...If something happens, that will have repercussions all over country, says Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik.
- UK, Germany issue advisory to citizens against travelling to J-K amid 'tension'. Read Here
- Workers of all political parties should come together so that a message can be given to Centre that they can't toy with Jammu and Kashmir's special position: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti.
Workers of all political parties should come together so that a message can be given to Centre that they can't toy with Jammu and Kashmir's special position: PDP chief @MehboobaMufti— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) August 3, 2019
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- In view of the prevailing circumstances, the national carrier has decided to give a full fee waiver on rescheduling or cancellation for all Air India flights to/from Srinagar till Aug 15 August.
- Kosarnag Yatra in Reasi has also been cancelled till further orders.
- Buda Amarnath Yatra in Poonch has been cancelled by the administration.
- J-K Governor Satya Pal Malik informed the delegation that the security situation has developed in a manner which required immediate action. There were credible inputs which were available to the security agencies regarding terrorist attacks on Amarnath Yatra.
- J-K Governor Satya Pal Malik in a meeting of a delegation of political leaders led by Omar Abdullah, National Conference: Force movement is to counter heightened threat perception & some rotation. Nothing with the state govt on modifying any constitutional provisions.
- Video: Students leave NIT Srinagar.
Buses carrying students leave NIT Srinagar campus, a day after Jammu and Kashmir government issued an advisory asking Amarnath Yatra pilgrims and tourists to leave Kashmir immediately.#KashmirUnderThreat— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) August 3, 2019
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- Former J-K Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah arrives at Raj Bhawan in Srinagar to meet Governor Satya Pal Malik.
#Photos | Students leave NIT Srinagar campus after a notice was issued Friday night informing that there will be no classwork.#Kashmir— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) August 3, 2019
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- NIT students in Srinagar leave campus.
Students from outside and Kashmir leave the campus after a notice was issued last night telling students that there will be no classwork.
- Omar Abdullah is shortly going to meet Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik soon.
- Amid massive troop deployment, a midnight drama played out in Srinagar’s Gupkar, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti taking lead met her political rivals NC chief Farooq Abdullah, Sajad Lone and Shah Faesal. The delegation then left for Raj Bhawan to meet Governor Satya Pal Malik, urging him that New Delhi shouldn’t tinker with Jammu and Kashmir’s special identity. Lone who has advocated for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state said, "I will unconditionally support collective efforts for protecting the special status of J-K. I am ready to go to anyone and anywhere for supporting the collective efforts.”