Political, economic and cultural news from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
What is Article 35A?
The last few months have seen a new cause for agitation and protest in the Kashmir Valley. These revolve around Article 35A of the Indian Constitution which accords certain special rights to the state of Jammu & Kashmir on the issue of deciding who are its permanent residents and providing them special privileges regarding land ownership, scholarships and so on.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
Five Injured In Protests Over Braid-chopping
Date: 19 October 2017
Five persons were injured today after the Army opened fire on civilians protesting against an alleged braid-chopping incident at Wulerhama village in the Pahalgam area of Anantnag district. The incident took place at 7:30 am after a woman raised hue and cry, claiming that some unidentified person had chopped her braid. Locals alleged that the suspected braid-chopper fled from the spot and boarded an Army vehicle. This infuriated the protesters and clashes erupted. The police acknowledged that the Army opened fire but denied that the Army was involved in any braid-chopping incident.
[courtesy: The Tribune]
2017 News Archives
Humanity Welfare organization Helpline Cleanliness Drive
On 30 September 2017, Humanity Welfare organization Helpline in collaboration with Municipal committee Bijbehara carried out the cleanliness drive in sub district Hospital Bijbehara in district Anantnag. Volunteers & staff of Humanity welfare Organisation Helpline, Students and faculty of Zaiba Aapa Institute of Inclusive education, children of Government High School Demdolla Childline Team and sweepers of Municipal committee Bijbehara jointly carried out the cleanliness drive.
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