India takes direct control in Kashmir after alliance ends

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Mehbooba Mufti resigned today after BJP pulled out of the alliance

Governor stressed the need of cohesive action being taken to enforce constant vigil on the IB and LoC, effectively maintaining internal security and ensuring the safety of protected persons, sensitive establishments and installations. BJP stalwart Syama Prasad Mookerjee, who had come to Srinagar to support the agitation the next summer, died in a camp on June 23, 1953. Praja Parishad Movement in Jammu and Kashmir will be released.

Asked why he took the decision to ally with the PDP which is ideologically different than the BJP, Amit Shah said, "There could be no government without the BJP or the PDP. We don't have any kind of political interference".

Omar hit back, saying he had no doubt about his MLAs and referred to the BJP's alleged horse-trading bids in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Not surprising, thus, that it was a coming together of the north and south poles, as once said by Mufti Mohammed, a former Union minister who died as CM in early 2016, five days short of turning 80.

He said that neither BJP nor the PDP abandoned any issues. Eventually, the alliance imploded this Tuesday-on June 19, a week before the death anniversary of the 1901-born Mookerjee. If @rammadhavbjp is true to his word that there is no question of horse trading & clearly no new alliances are being formed then the assembly should be dissolved.

National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah called for immediate dissolution of the state Legislative Assembly and holding of fresh elections in the state. The state flag continues to be hoisted, but issuing circular and later withdrawing it was a symptom of disharmony between the ruling partners.

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Immediately after the BJP pulled out of the government, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti resigned as chief minister.

The PDP is seen as a party sympathetic to separatist groups, and has long demanded the removal of a draconian law that gives Indian forces sweeping powers to search, enter property and shoot on sight. The state BJP claims to be prepared to face elections whenever it happens but the Central leadership of the party is in no hurry.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday expressed that Kashmir has been a "very old" challenge, citing "Pakistan-sponsored terrorism" as one of the major factors hindering the peace and development process. As many as 23 Pakistani terrorists were also neutralised by the forces during the Ramzan ceasefire, which was part of many initiatives taken to restore peace in Kashmir, he added.

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