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.
India had on Saturday released fresh maps of newly created Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh and the map of India depicting these UTs.
Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is part of the newly created Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, while Gilgit-Baltistan is in the UT of Ladakh.
New maps for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh reassert India’s claim to POK, Aksai Chin.
Meanwhile, the Union ministry of home affairs issued a notification with the details of the boundaries of Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
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 Armed Forces Special Powers Act is imposed in areas where armed forces are required to operate in aid to civil authorities.
Special focus was paid to involve the children and to reach out to the people in remote areas of the region.
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’.
For most people, the emotional satisfaction of the end of the Kashmir-centric rule weighed heavy, despite the downgrading of the erstwhile status of a state.
The CBDT order also said the ITRs filed by individual taxpayers, post the set deadline of August 31, will also be considered valid as part of the latest order.
"The Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh are an integral part of India. We expect other countries to respect India's sovereignty and territorial integrity," said the MEA.
The Congress leader said that a 'Hindu Jammu, Muslim Kashmir and Buddhist Ladakh fused into one entity represented quintessence of idea of India'.
The officers so allocated to both the Union Territories shall function within these Union Territories, in accordance with the rules framed by the Centre.
While many are adopting the wait and watch policy, some out of frustration of becoming an Union Territory and others are unable to comprehend what lies ahead.