"Ready for elections in Jammu and Kashmir at any time now" Centre tells Supreme Court


Petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 in SC 

Centre, tells Supreme Court that it is ready for elections in Jammu and Kashmir at any time now.

Centre tells Supreme Court that there are three elections which are due. For the first time, the three-tier Panchayat Raj system is introduced. First, elections would be for Panchayats. Leh Hill Development Council elections are over and that for Kargil will be held in September.

     Centre tells Supreme Court that it is unable to give specific timeline for restoring the Statehood status of Jammu and Kashmir but clarified that Union Territory status is a temporary. 

     Developments are taking place for it to become a complete State, Centres says.

     Centre tells Supreme Court that militant instances have reduced by 45.2% compared from 2018 to 2023 and infiltration reduced by 90%. Law and order issues like stone pelting etc. reduced by 97%, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta says.

     Security personnel casualty is reduced by 65%. Stone pelting instances in 2018 were 1,767, it is nil now. Organised bandhs in 2018 were 52 and now it is nil, Centre to SC.