Wednesday marks the first anniversary of that change in Jammu and Kashmir’s status
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections promised a "grand" Ram in Ayodhya and abrogation of Article 370, which gave Jammu and Kashmir
limited autonomy in the Indian union.
Home Minister Amit Shah
spoke in Rajya Sabha on August 5 last year, explaining his government’s rational for doing away with Article 370.
was the root of terror in Jammu and Kashmir.
It is time for it to go... if it doesn't go today, we can't remove terrorism from Jammu and Kashmir," Shah said in the upper house.
Wednesday marks the first anniversary of that change in Jammu and Kashmir’s status and the beginning of a Ram temple’s construction. Here is a timeline of what has happened in Kashmir in a year.
August 5, 2019
says in Rajya Sabha that Jammu and Kashmir
to be bifurcate into two union territories. It ceases to be a state and is split into two units: Jammu & Kashmir, and Leh.
Telecommunications restricted in Kashmir valley.
Congress Rajya Sabha MP and chief whip Bhubaneshwar Kalita resigns from the membership of the House opposing the party's stand on the matter.
Samajwadi Party member Sanjay Seth resigns from Upper House.
Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa says his troops are prepared to "go to any extent" to help Kashmiris.
Former chief ministers Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdullah
placed under house arrest. Kashmiri politician Sajad Lone is detained at his home, too
Conference Chief Farooq Abdullah
says, "They divided regions, will they divide hearts too? Will they divide Hindus and Muslims? I thought my India was for all, everyone who believes in secular, unity."
Opposition parties in Sikkim
seek assurance from the Centre that the state's special status enshrined under the Article 371(F) will not be disturbed.
expels Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria, says it will not send its high commissioner-designate to New Delhi.
downgrades its diplomatic ties with India, suspends bilateral trade.
Petition filed in the Supreme Court
against the government's decision to allegedly impose restrictions and other regressive measures in Jammu and Kashmir.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterates his appeal to all parties involved to exercise maximum restraint amidst tensions over Kashmir.
Pakistan refuses to allow Afghanistan to import goods from India via the Wagah border, saying that the transit trade was a bilateral and not a trilateral issue.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi assures the people of Jammu and Kashmir that they will get opportunity to elect their representatives in a transparent way.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi rushes to China to discuss the Indo-Pak tensions.
The United States says that there is no change in its policy on Kashmir and called on India and Pakistan to maintain calm and restraint.
Security Advisor Ajit Doval
meets Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik and takes stock of the situation.
Pakistan suspends Delhi-Lahore friendship bus service, two cross-border trains.
Conference moved the Supreme Court
to the changes made in the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir, contending that these have taken away rights of its citizens without their mandate.
India cancels Samjhauta Express train on its side after Pakistan's decision a day earlier.
Former IAS officer Shah Faesal sent back to Kashmir from the Delhi airport and detained in Srinagar under the Public Safety Act
Pakistan PM Imran Khan
vows to raise Kashmir dispute at every global forum, including the United Nations; questions the silence of the international community.
discusses Kashmir issue with US President Donald Trump over phone.
UN Security Council holds a closed-door meeting to discuss India revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. India says Pakistan has to stop terrorism to initiate talks.
More than 50,000 landline phones made operational as services in 17 exchanges of the Kashmir Valley are restored after a period of 12 days. Restrictions on the movement of people also eased.
A group of former defence officers and bureaucrats move the Supreme Court challenging the presidential orders and the abrogation of the provisions of Article 370
The BJP plans to carry out a nationwide campaign on the Union government's decision with the help of 2,000 prominent personalities from the fields of film, sport, and academia.
says Pakistan won't seek dialogue with India as it repeatedly rebuffed peace overtures.
The Supreme Court agrees to hear a bunch of petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 and says a five-judge Constitution Bench would start hearing the validity of the government’s move.
Imran Khan discusses the situation in Kashmir with visiting foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, amidst tensions with India.
The Supreme Court asks the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir authorities to see that normalcy is restored on a selective basis in the state while keeping in mind national interest.
Union Minister G Kishan Reddy informs Rajya Sabha that over 5,000 preventive arrests were made in Jammu and Kashmir since August 5 and 609 of them were still in custody
The Centre said terror incidents declined since August 5 but infiltration attempts from across the border increased. Union minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy also said in Lok Sabha that the security forces neutralised 157 terrorists in 2019 thus far.
The Supreme Court commences the hearing on the constitutional validity of abrogation Article 370. SC indicates it may consider the question of referring the issue to a larger 7-judge bench after hearing the preliminary submission of all the parties.
January 18, 2020
The Jammu and Kashmir administration orders the restoration of the prepaid mobile service in the Valley besides the 2G mobile data service on postpaid connections for accessing "whitelisted" sites across the Jammu division.
The Supreme Court declines to refer to a larger 7-judge bench a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of abrogation of Article 370.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal says Jammu and Kashmir received 44 expressions of interest for investment amounting to over Rs 13,000 crore in nearly four months after Article 370 was abrogated.
March 21-to date
Lockdown due to coronavirus. Various incidents of infiltration from terrorists.
Curfew in parts of Kashmir ahead of the first anniversary of Article 370