New Delhi, April 19: On Thursday, India announced suspension of trade across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir from Friday. Reports inform that the decision was taken as the route was being misused by Pakistan-based elements to send weapons and illegal currency to fuel terrorism and separatism in this country.
According to reports by IANS, the government said the decision, taken more than a month after withdrawing the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status granted to Pakistan, will be revisited after stricter regulatory mechanisms are put in place to ensure that "only bonafide trade" takes place, benefitting the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, a voter turnout of 66 per cent was recorded in 95 Lok Sabha constituencies across 12 states and a Union Territory in the second phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Reports inform that polling was marred by stray incidents of violence in West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir and EVM glitches in seven states. Srinagar constituency in Jammu and Kashmir witnessed the lowest polling at 13. 43 percent while the highest was recorded in Puducherry at 80 per cent.
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