Political, economic and cultural news from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
April 2017 Byelections Disaster
The Kashmir Valley's first major electoral test in April 2017 after last year's prolonged agitation has proved to be a catastrophe. Polling in Srinagar on 9 April turned out to be a complete disaster with low voter turn-out, mob violence and the death of eight civilians in security forces firing. Elections in Anantnag have been deferred.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
BAT Action Foiled In Uri, 2 Militant Killed: Army
Date: 27 May 2017
Army on Friday claimed to have foiled Pakistan army's Border Action Team (BAT) action along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of north Kashmir's Baramulla district by killing two militants. Sources said the BAT action was foiled by army somewhere between Gwaltana and Uroosa area along the LoC in Uri sector this morning. 'There was a BAT action against an Army patrol along the LoC. However, it was foiled,' defence spokesperson, Rajesh Kalia said.
[courtesy: Kashmir Reader]
2017 News Archives
Blood Donation Camp at Anantnag
Humanity Welfare Organization Helpline NGO Bijbehara in collaboration with South Campus University of Kashmir (Anantnag) organized a Blood Donation camp at Distance Education block University of Kashmir south Campus Anantnag. Mr Ashfaq Ahmad Zarri Director South Campus inaugurated the blood donation camp and donated himself a unit of blood. Chairman Humanity Welfare Organization Helpline Javed Ahmad Tak declared the Blood donors as angels of Humanity.
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