Political, economic and cultural news from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
New Delhi’s Normalisation Game-plan
As the first month of the new year enters its second half, a discernible strategy in New Delhi’s plan to restore normalcy in the Kashmir Valley is becoming apparent. There will be no automatic concessions; people in the Valley, leaders included, will have to earn freedoms. Sounds drastic but looks like that is the way it will be.Full article...
"In truth everything and everyone
Is a shadow of the Beloved,
And our seeking is His seeking
And our words are His words...
We search for Him here and there,
while looking right at Him.
Sitting by His side, we ask:
'O Beloved, where is the Beloved?'"
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi
Row Over Dropping 'Sher-e-Kashmir'
Date: 28 January 2020
The National Conference on Monday took strong exception to the dropping of words 'Sher-e-Kashmir', an epithet used for the party founder Sheikh Abdullah, from the nomenclature of JK police medals. The party, whose top leaders are in detention since the scrapping of special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 last year, alleged that the administration was taking its 'vendetta to a higher level' and distorting history with this move. 'It is a calibrated effort to trim every single symbol of J-K's political individuality.
2020 News Archives
Bifurcation of the state of Jammu & Kashmir on 31 October 2019
Bifurcation of the state. On 5 August 2019, the Government of India announced that it was abrogating articles 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution that accorded special status and rights to the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The announcement also added that the state would be bifurcated into two union territories - one called Jammu & Kashmir and the other Ladakh, which would include the Kargil district.
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