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Maharaja Ranbir Singh, the 2nd Maharaja of #DograDynasty of #JammuAndKashmir was a consolidator & a patron of Sanskrit & builder of Temples. He is famous for Ranbir Penal Code & pioneering work in the field of postal services. He achieved unparalleled prosperity for his subjects.
Maharaja Ranbir Singh consolidated the vast state whose foundation was laid by his father Maharaja Gulab Singh. He re conquered #Gilgit, and subjugated Hunza, Nagar, Ponial & Yasin. He organized regular campaigns, to which almost every Dogra family contributed a soldier in 1860.
Maharaja Ranbir Singh introduced the postal & telecommunication services in the State in 1877, a telegraph service extended from Sialkot to Jammu to Kashmir. In 1882 services were extended to Gilgit & Skardu.
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In this thread we will share links of all the reportage (from everywhere) bringing out the horror that people in Jammu and Kashmir are suffering:
#Kashmiris allege beatings, abuse in raids by Indian troops

#Kashmir #Article370…
In more than 50 interviews, residents in a dozen villages in #Kashmir told The Associated Press @AP that the military had raided their homes since India’s government imposed a security crackdown in the region Aug. 5.

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#Thread for #liberals who are fond of using term #IndianOccupiedKashmir.
Dear ill informed liberals,
There is no entity called #IndianOccupiedKashmir where as there is an entity called #PakistanOccupiedJammuKashmir also known as #POJK !
Its #Pakistan not #India that has occupied
#JammuAndKashmir was one of the princely states that had only 2 options like other princely states
Either accede to #India or accede to #Pakistan
Maharaja Hari Singh,a #Hindu ruler of #JammuAndKashmir didn't want to take #hasty decision for his sate that had #muslim majority 1/n
Maharaja Hari Singh could have easily acceded to India immediately as all powers of taking decision for accession was with him only but being a #secular Dogra ruler under whose rule not a single instance of forced #religious conversion can be found decided to take some time ! 2/n
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On a fateful night of Feb 1931 in Kanikoot, 9 members of a Kashmiri Pandit Janki Nath's families were hacked to death with an axe including ladies & children. After hacking to death, conspirators set on fire top floor of the house to destroy the evidence.
1998 Wandhama massacre refers to murder of 23 Kashmiri Pandit Hindus in the town of Wandhama, victims included 4 children, 9 women & 10 men. Attackers also demolished Hindu temple. Lashkar-e-Taiba was blamed for perpetrating the massacre.
@ashokepandit @rahulpandita @TarekFatah @AartiTikoo @mariawirth1 @samskarebyaha @PrasenjitKBasu @pratiba_sk @gurichopra @ramprasad_c #KashmirHinduMassacre

On 13th July 1931 communal pogrom against Kashmiri Hindus & Khatri traders was a pre-planned move. Hindus became victims of mad frenzy in Vicharnag, Maharajganj, Khankah Mohalla, Shopian & Anantnag. More than 100 Pandits were killed.
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#Article370: CJI Ranjan Gogoi berating ML Sharma for the poor drafting of petition.

What kind of petition is this? What are your pleadings, prayer. We don't want to dismiss it because it might affect other petitions

In a matter of this nature, how can you file such a petition?
#Article370: I tried to read your petition for half an hour but could not understand it, CJI Ranjan Gogoi to ML Sharma

ML Sharma seeking permission to amend petition.
#Article370: Four other petitions on Jammu & Kashmir also have defects which are yet to be cured, says CJI

Now asking one petitioner why defective petitions are filed.

"We accommodate you in between Ayodhya hearing and this is what we get in return", CJI Gogoi.
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Which Indian journalists, academics, intellectuals were the beneficiaries of Fai's ISI-funded largesse? Who were the regular guests of the 2 Families and feasted on wazwan paid for with money stolen from people? Check their names. Now check who are crying hoarse over #Article370.
Who are the intel officers, including certain top guns, now retired, who had access to limitless GoI funds for their 'work' in #JammuAndKashmir ? Was an ex-RAW person helping ABV (and later MMS) on #Kashmir or running a transfer-posting-promotion racket?
Who received 'loans' from J&K Bank? What are the bank's NPA details? Who fronted for beneficiaries? To cleanse Kashmir of malcontent, make details public. Also publish list of journalists who are regular visitors to Pakistan High Commission and residences of Pakistani diplomats.
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When things are still unfolding, we can only be hopeful and positive and unitedly articulate what we want and aspire for #Jammu @HMOIndia @narendramodi
Level the playing field and empower Jammu by giving it equal if not more seats, for a fair representation in the Legislative Assembly. #Delimitation
Recognition to Dogri and making it part of the school curriculum in #Jammu
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Tweet thread on #Kashmir #Article370 #Constitutional changes.
I fear the travails and tribulations of the people of #JammuAndKashmir will continue for a very long time before they get better. The changes wrought on 5 August 2019 by #ModiSarkar2 are driven by ideology and politics
They are not driven by pragmatic considerations of what is good for the people of that troubled region of India. #ModiSarkar2 argues that with the special status gone development beckons and a new dawn starts. What they don't explain is what about the previous regime prevented it
Much will depend on how the changes are implemented but the very manner in which they were pushed through Parliament, the various sleights of hand and specious legal tricks, and the deployment of troops to #lockdown Kashmir - all these bode ill for the future
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Scrapping #Article370: What does it mean?

What were the ramifications of notifications issued by Kashmir's Maharaja Hari Singh? What are state subjects? What exclusive rights did state subjects hold? How did #35A come into being?

Explains @sarthakraizada Advocate, Supreme Court
What is Article 35A?

#Article35A guaranteed exclusive rights to permanent residents of Jammu & Kashmir like exclusivity in employment, grants, education & property rights. This meant that an ordinary Indian citizen could not buy property in J&K. This was clearly discriminatory.
What took so long?

Several deliberations between State & Central govt took place over the years but in vain. A host of petitions were even filed citing the discriminatory nature of #Article35A. On many occasions the Hon. Supreme Court refused to entertain these petitions.
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A growing thread of analyses on #Article370 and #JammuAndKashmir – from all sides – follows.

But first, this informative and contextual speech by @AmitShah in Rajya Sabha – do watch
@sushantsareen: India’s red line on J&K has been reiterated and reaffirmed… via @orfonline
@KanchanGupta: With 50 presidential orders expanding the scope and role of Union Government, nothing much remained of #Article370 but it stood like a rock between alienation and integration. That rock got blasted on Monday… via @orfonline
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#Thread 👇 on misinformation spreading after the government's proposal to revoke #Article370 in #JammuAndKashmir and bifurcate the state. #FakeNews @boomlive_in (1/n)
#JammuAndKashmir: Old Video Of Artillery Tanks Being Moved On A Freight Train Revived #FakeNews #JammuAndKashmir @mstqalander @boomlive_in (2/n)…
No, This Is Not A Photo Of Pakistani Soldiers Signalling A Truce #FakeNews #JammuAndKashmir @SwastiChatterje @boomlive_in (3/n)…
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A lot of journalists I sort of look up to are tweeting on Kashmir without quite knowing anything about it, by their own admission.

So here's a thread of books/articles on the history of #Article370 and what it meant for Kashmir. Read, maybe?
This in-depth @epw_in piece on when and why #Article370 came into existence in #JammuAndKashmir…
This book called 'Hindu Rulers, Muslim Subjects' by Mridu Rai which explains how religion and politics became so inextricably enmeshed in defining and expressing the protest of Kashmir’s Muslims against Hindu rule.…
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#Article370: So basically Article 367 has been amended by a Presidential order. #JammuAndKashmir
Article 367 deals with "Interpretation" and a new clause has been added to it which applies to State of Jammu and Kashmir.
As per this new clause, any reference in Constitution to Govt of Jammu Kashmir shall be construed as reference to Governor of the State.

#Article370 #JammuAndKashmir
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Breaking: Union Home Minister Amit Shah
moves a resolution in Rajya Sabha to revoke Article 370 @AmitShah #Article370
@AmitShah Breaking: Ladakh to get status of Union Territory without Legislature.

The existing state of Jammu and Kashmir a separate Union Territory with Legislature.
#Article370 #JammuAndKashmir
@AmitShah #Breaking: All provisions of the Indian Constitution as amended time to time will apply to Jammu and Kashmir #JammuandKashmir #Article370 #AmitShah
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Watch live: Home Minister Amit Shah's statement in Rajya Sabha on #JammuAndKashmir

Updates here:……
#BreakingNews | Article 370 that grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir scrapped.
#BreakingNews | Union Home Minister Amit Shah moves resolution in parliament on abrogating Article 370.

Here is the notification signed by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Updates here…
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Extended session
Day 36

#RajyaSabha starts
Papers being tabled right now

Amit Shah can be seen
As per reports he is set to make a statement on situation in #JammuAndKashmir

Chair makes an announcement
Surendra Singh Nagar, Sanjay Seth, Bhubaneshwar Kalita resigned

Chair accepted their resignation as he found those voluntary and they were not willing to reconsider

Chair then reads out hours allotted for discussion of pending Bills

Chair then announces that #Parliament Building has completed 92 years, calls it temple of #democracy

Appeals to PM to expand and modernize #Parliament House in run up to India's celebration of 75th year in 2022
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End Game for separatism! Possibility predictions
1) If India changes status quo in #Kashmir, confused #PakistanArmy wud assort to adventurism! It may giv diplomatic approval for Kashmir as new country!
2) To disapprove Indian move, #Pakistan would launch military campaign to express solidarity with #Kashmiri Awaam n their Azadi feelings.
In that case Indian leadership wud employ Never-Seen-Before military power to stun #GHQ n #ISI combo and geographical changes possible in Pak
3) If Pakistan opens military front in Kashmir against India to protest change of constitutional Status Quo in Kashmir, Indian wud deal disproportionate air/ land punch of its choice anywhere on Western border triggering Pakistan's disintegration from within in no time.
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1/ NEW WORKING PAPER on #InternetShutdown-s and protest in #India based on thousands of data points from 2016. Bottom line: shutdowns are followed by a clear *increase* in violent protest & have very ambiguous effects on peaceful demonstrations. #KeepItOn…
2/ India has recorded by far the highest number of shutdowns of any country in the 🌏 - a staggering 134 (per @NetShutdowns) just last year, largely in an attempt to quash protest. What this paper shows is that this kind of repression does not achieve what it sets out to achieve.
3/ I used data from @ACLEDINFO+@icews on 1000s of violent & non-violent events, teasing out categories of organizing parties. AFAIK this is the 1st statistical analysis of large-scale blackouts and offline dissent at this scale, in the country where they happen the most - #India.
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#Breaking: Indian foreign ministry says 'very large number' of militants killed in air strike in #Pakistan.
#Update: In case of war breaks out between #Pakistan and #India here are the numbers!

Indian Army force.
#Update: In case of war breaks out between #Pakistan and #India here are the numbers!

Pakistan Army force.
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I am starting to write a thread on the benefits of GST.
Some more advantages of GST.
These are the Key Benefits from Macro economics point of view
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Dead body of Army Jawan found at Gusoo , Pulwama . Bullet shots in his body.
Imagine the torture Army Jawan had suffered.
#Pulwama #JammuAndKashmir
44 RR Will Take Rough and Tough Revenge..
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Instrument of Accession of Jammu & Kashmir to the Union of India signed by Mahraja Hari Singh. Oct1947
1947-1948s: Nehru inspecting the Women's Militia (Women's Self-Defense Corps).
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
As per resolution passed by Parliament(1994), Entire J&K including PoK is integral part of India
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