Bengaluru: Should they have abrogated Article 370 and 35A or should they not have abrogated 370 and 35A?

The debate refuses to die down.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders went to Srinagar and were sent back from the Srinagar airport on Saturday (August 25).

Now, the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Satya Pal Malik, has said that even though communication lines have suffered, but there is no loss of human lives.

The governor also maintained that there is no shortage of materials like essential commodities and medicines and stressed that the opinion of the people (about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir) would change in the coming fortnight.

Earlier in the day, the India Express quoted district magistrate Shahid Choudhary as saying, “The valley never ran out of medical stock. All concerns and worries are deeply appreciated but we were not low on medical stocks even for a single day. No interruption in supplies. Still open to help individual cases, if any.”

The newspaper added officials saying that markets across Kashmir continued to remain shut for the 21st consecutive day as shops and other business establishments were closed, while the public transport also was off the roads.

Internationally, many countries have urged both India and Pakistan to resort to talks to bring back peace, but India has stridently maintained that it is an internal matter.

Last week, the Indian Kashmir Pandit diaspora living in the United States, held a rally applauding the Indian government's decision to revoke the Article 370 of the Constitution that accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

The rally was held in front of the CNN headquarters in Atlanta.

In another development, the Pakistan Senate chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has decided not to travel to the UAE in the wake of abrogation of the Articles and Prime Minister Narendra Modi being conferred the highest civilian award "Order of Zayed" by the UAE.