Washington sources reported that the Indian Embassy in Washington and the Consulate General of india in Atlanta, through a news release, have listed out the steps being taken by the Indian government to bring about normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir since revocation of its special status, including organizing of elections to 310 block development councils on October 24.
It also said that permission has also been granted for leaders of the National Conference to meet with party leaders omar abdullah and Farooq Abdullah. Permission has also been given for a delegation from Peoples Democratic Party to visit their party chief Mehbooba Mufti. It said that a number of cultural and sporting activities are being organized in J&K and Ladakh, including a week-long Naropa festival at a monastery in Ladakh and a badminton tournament for children.
It said that the Supreme Court observed that the Indian government needs to be given more time in its sincere efforts to bring about normalcy. It has constituted a five-member constitutional bench to hear petitions challenging the revocation of Article 370. These are listed for hearing in October.