The Commission is likely to submit its interim report on Saturday, and it will suggest a formula for tax devolution for the 2020-21 fiscal year.
The second conference will see Tamil Nadu as the sister state of Jammu and Kashmir UT, with both sides discussing their rivers, Cauvery and Jhelum, and how to rejuvenate the water bodies.
Witnessing this re-enactment of the historical past were various dignitaries, including local MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, former Lok Sabha MP Thupstan Chhewang among others.
The shops and business establishments opened in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley in the morning till 10 am.
The Armed Forces Special Powers Act is imposed in areas where armed forces are required to operate in aid to civil authorities.
Markets were shut in Kargil town from Wednesday and a joint action committee, comprising political and religious groups, observed October 31 as a ‘black day’.
According to a senior government official, elections cannot be held anytime soon in the Valley and hence, the region has been put under Centre's rule.
The warrant of appointment of Murmu, a 1985 batch IAS officer from Gujarat, was read out by Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam.
The minister said that Sardar Vallabhai Patel was a towering personality, having made invaluable contributions towards building a modern and unified India.
The Congress leader said that a 'Hindu Jammu, Muslim Kashmir and Buddhist Ladakh fused into one entity represented quintessence of idea of India'.
The Home Minister said Sardar Patel's unfulfilled dream of integrating Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country was accomplished on August 5.
With most of the state’s physical assets located in Jammu & Kashmir regions, Ladakh won’t be able to gain much in capital assets (dams, power projects) as they will remain where they are.
The oath of office was administered by the chief justice of Jammu and Kashmir high court Geeta Mittal at a simple function held at Leh.
At the stroke of midnight, state broken up into two Union Territories; Centre to control law and order in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Centre should restore democratic liberties to Kashmiris and ensure that the truncated region receives statehood soon.