The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will be holding a high-level meeting on Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. The meeting in North Block will be chaired by the Union home secretary to discuss the implementation of the J&K Reorganisation Act, which bifurcated the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories.

Meanwhile, as reports of shortage of essential supplies keep coming from the Valley that is facing an unprecedented lock-down for weeks, the government has come out to reject the claims. Reports coming from the Valley suggested local pharmacies and hospitals are fast running out of essential life-saving drugs. The government said such reports are "baseless" and added that the administration has supplied Rs 32 crore worth of essential medicines to the Kashmir markets.

On the other hand, PM Narendra Modi met US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in France and clarified in person that Kashmir is a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan and Trump also agreed with him, thus ending the proposal of mediation.

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9.27 am: J&K Advocate General DC Raina said that there were some restrictions, some lawyers were not appearing, but on the whole government lawyers have 99% attendance in courts.

Some members of Kashmir bar Association detained but legal process is on, notice issued by court in their case, government will put its response soon.

8.25 am: A group of seven persons, including Kashmiri leaders Shah Faesal and Shehla Rashid have approached the Supreme Court challenging the Presidential Order revoking the special status of J&K, and also the J&K Reorganisation Act. The petition will be heard on Wednesday along with other similar petitions on the Kashmir issue.

8.20 am: Suspected militants on Monday abducted two members of the nomadic Gujjar community from a forested area in Pulwama district and later shot one of them dead, reported PTI. Abdul Qadeer Kohli of Rajauri district and Manzoor Ahmed of Khonmoh area of Srinagar were abducted by unidentified gunmen from 'Dhok', a temporary shelter, from the forested area of Tral in Pulwama district around 7:30 pm.

8.15 am: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has said that it has supplied medicines worth Rs 32 crore to the Valley between July 20 and August 23. The medicines include a wide range of drugs from all categories, including antibiotics, anti-diabetic, proton pump inhibitors, anti-hypertensives, antacids, NSAIDs, anti-cancer drugs, cardiovascular drugs, anti-tuberculous, anti-depressants, psychotropics, an official spokesman said.

8.10 am: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has accused Rahul Gandhi of playing politics over his invitation to visit the Valley, saying he just wanted to refrain him from making "baseless statements". He said in a statement, "I want to make it clear that when I had invited Rahul Gandhi to Jammu and Kashmir, my intention was that he will refrain from making baseless statements about Kashmir by having the first-hand appraisal of the situation."