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Jammu Kashmir

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Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) the northern-most Union Territory of India has assumed significant importance for national security as it shares borders with Pakistan, China and Afghanistan. The boundary as well as the UT status of the state has been disputed by China and Pakistan. The Union Territory consists of two regions – Jammu and the Kashmir valley. The UT which was designated as such from a State on 05 August 2019 has seen a long drawn Pakistan supported insurgency for the past three decades since 1989. Prior to 05 August, Union Territory retained a special status within the union government of India. Unlike the rest of the states, bound by the Indian constitution, it followed a modified version of constitution which affirmed integrity of the state within the Republic of India as per Encyclopaedia Britannica. The Ministry of Home Affairs Department of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh Affairs deals with the UTs administration of the Armed Forces(J&K) Special Powers Act,1990 (21 of 1990) and all matters relating to the UTs, including Counter-terrorism within Jammu and Kashmir and coordination in respect of subjects/matters specifically allotted to any other Ministry/Department like coordination with Ministry of Defence as regards manning and managing the line of control between India and Pakistan, but excluding those with which the Ministry of External Affairs is concerned. The Department also coordinates with various Ministries/Departments, primarily concerned with development and welfare activities in Jammu,Kashmir & Ladakh and being a Union Territory is closely involved in overall management of security after it was transformed from a state.  
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Written by S R Monitor, S R Research, DNA Web Team and 14 others
Regional Headlines South Asia 06 Aug
S R Monitor
Aug 06, 2020
3 min read
J&K Lists 36 Achievements As Union Territory In 1-Year Report Card
ndtv.com
Aug 05, 2020
less than 1 min read
Pakistan’s “Political Map,” Faux Pas. Why Now?
S R Research
Aug 05, 2020
2 min read
Regional Headlines South Asia 05 Aug
S R Monitor
Aug 05, 2020
3 min read
Regional Headlines South Asia 04 Aug
S R Monitor
Aug 04, 2020
2 min read
Effect of Article 370 abrogation: Security situation in Kashmir better than ever, details Home Ministry report
dnaindia.com
DNA Web Team
Jul 30, 2020
less than 1 min read
Intel agencies alert forces along LoC, as 300 terrorists waiting to cross over ahead of festivities
tribuneindia.com
Tribune News Service
Jul 28, 2020
less than 1 min read
Diamer-Bhasha Dam, India Raises Objections
S R Research
Jul 24, 2020
2 min read
Status Report- India Pakistan Cease Fire in J & K
S R Research
Jul 24, 2020
4 min read
Regional Headlines South Asia 20 July
S R Monitor
Jul 20, 2020
2 min read
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