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Russia backs India, says J&K on the right track

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New Delhi: Russia has supported the decision of Indian government to ban article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and give it a status of Union Territory. The statement came from the foreign ministry of Russia on Saturday morning on August 10th.

Russia has endorsed the step of Modi government saying the exercise was “carried out within the framework of the constitution of Republic of India.” In response to the questions put up by the media on Ministry of Foreign and External Affairs of Russia said “Moscow expects that India and Pakistan will not allow aggravation of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir region due to change in change in status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

He further added “Russia is a constant supporter of normalization of relations between India and Pakistan” “ We proceed from the facts that  the changes associated with the change in status of Jammu and Kashmir and its division into two union territories are carried out within the framework of the constitution of Republic of India”.

On Friday 9th August, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his nod to the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill, 2019, making it into a law. The bill was passed in both houses of the Indian Parliament earlier this week. The bill provides formation of Union Territory of Ladakh without Legislature and a separate one for Jammu and Kashmir with the legislature.

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Groom shot dead at wedding venue in UP district

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Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh): A groom was shot dead by unidentified assailants just before he reached the ‘mandap’ for the wedding ceremony.

The incident took place on Tuesday night in Masirpur bazaar locality in Devgaon police circle.

According to reports, the ‘baraat’ had come from Singhpur and just as the groom was walking towards the ‘mandap, two bike-borne assailants came and sprayed him with bullets.

The groom was taken to a nearby medical facility where he was declared brought dead.

Angry family members created a ruckus at the hospital after which the police came and sent the body for post mortem.

A number of family members, both from the groom and the bride side, have been detained for interrogation to ascertain the motive behind the crime.

The police said that the killers were probably following the groom from a distance and attacked him when the ceremony was about to begin.

There were no CCTV cameras in the area.

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