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    Home Minister Rajnath Singh has accused neighbouring nation Pakistan of conspiring the unrest in Kashmir.

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    “Pakistan has never reconciled to the idea of Jammu and Kashmir being a part of India. The neighbour country is majorly responsible for current situation in Kashmir,” said Arun Jaitley.

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    “Pakistan has never reconciled to the idea of Jammu and Kashmir being a part of India. The neighbour country is majorly responsible for current situation in Kashmir,” said Arun Jaitley.

  • 2:50 PM IST

    The battle in Jammu and Kashmir is between country and separatists, said Arun Jaitley.

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    Slamming Pakistan for observing Black Day following violent clashes in Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad blamed the neighbour country for unrest in the valley.

  • 2:24 PM IST

    “Governments are run on trust and faith, but people of Jammu and Kashmir have a sense of mistrust towards the current Government,” said Ghulam Nabi Azad.

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    Ghulam Nabi Azad, “Should locals be treated same way we treat militants? Should same bullets that are used on militants be used on innocents people of Jammu and Kashmir?”

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    People have been killed in all 10 districts of Jammu and Kashmir, maximum damage was done in 4 districts of South Kashmir: Ghulam Nabi Azad in Rajya Sabha.

New Delhi, July 18: Monsoon session of the Parliament will begin today. Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan expressed hope that Parliament would function smoothly without any adjournment, however Congress led Opposition is all set to corner Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government over a range of issues including Kashmir violence, Centre’s role in removing elected governments in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and Kairana exodus.

PM Narendra Modi on Sunday reached out to Opposition and sought its cooperation in the passage of GST bill. Noting that important Bills including the GST will be taken up during the session, Modi expressed the hope that there would be meaningful discussions and outcomes. “The issue is not about which government would get the credit for introduction of GST but what was important is the passage of the Bill,” PM said. (ALSO READ: First day of monsoon session likely to be adjourned)

At all-party meeting called by new parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar, Opposition parties stressed on a discussion on the Kashmir issue and on the role of Governors against the backdrop of Arunachal Pradesh political crisis. Senior Congress leader and the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said there should be a discussion in Parliament on the tense situation in Kashmir and that Government should provide an answer.

Besides the GST, another key legislation pending passage is the Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015, which was moved in December last year but the discussion on it had remained inconclusive. In the Budget Session this year, this bill could not be taken up for debate. In the Lok Sabha, important pending bills include the Consumer Protection Bill 2015 and the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2015.