Article 370: Centre Transfers 70 Terrorists, Hardcore Pro-Pakistan Separatists From Srinagar Prison to Agra Minutes Before PM Narendra Modi's Address to Nation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kashmiri prisoners. (Photo Credit: Facebook/Pixabay)

New Delhi/Srinagar, August 8: Minutes before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation, Centre has decided to shift around 70 terrorists and hardcore pro-Pakistan separatists from Kashmir Valley to Agra in Uttar Pradesh. The latest development is arriving as the tension between Indian and Pakistan is on a rise.

According to the sources, as quoted by news agency ANI, it was reported that all the 70 terrorists and hardcore pro-Pakistan separatists from Kashmir Valley were shifted in a special plane provided by the Indian Air Force. The hardcore terrorists and pro-Pakistan separatists from Kashmir Valley were lodged in Srinagar jail. PM Narendra Modi Address to Nation on Article 370, Jammu and Kashmir Live News Updates

It is to be known that PM Modi would address the nation at 8 pm on Thursday some major announcement is likely to take place, as tension escalated between India and Pakistan in the last couple of days. The Centre on Monday abrogated special provisions of Jammu and Kashmir - under Article 370 - and also bifurcated the state into two Union Territories - Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. Pakistan Sets Precondition to Review Downgrading of Ties With India Over Article 370 Abrogation in Jammu And Kashmir

Earlier, Pakistan partially closed its airspace for India - restricting the air routes to six from nine. Also, Pakistan downgraded the diplomatic ties with India and expelled its Indian envoy on Wednesday.