Political, economic and cultural news from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
Violence and Hatred Wins in Kashmir Valley
The failure of the Ramzan Ceasefire and the demise of the coalition experiment in Jammu & Kashmir prove that violence and hatred have emerged as the ultimate winners in the Kashmir Valley. Some reporters have suggested that Ms Mehbooba Mufti was removed from the state’s chief ministership because she was a staunch supporter of the Ramzan truce and advocated a “soft” approach in the Valley.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
State Exploring Options To Hold Panchayat Polls In Sept
Date: 18 July 2018
The state is exploring the possibility of holding the panchayat elections in September-October after Governor NN Vohra directed the administration to prepare the ground for the polls, officials said on Tuesday. The initiative has been taken in view of the 2011 experience when a record 80 per cent people voted in the panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir despite continuing unrest due to militancy. The state administration is preparing the ground for the panchayat polls, a senior government official said on the condition of anonymity.
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'Kashmir' conflict is multifaceted
Shahid Rashid Rather writes 'Kashmir' conflict is multifaceted with historical , territorial, strategic , legal , ideological and many other complexities involved. Since its origin in 1947 as an interstate conflict between India and Pakistan , it is not only gradually got intensified , but also assumed an internal dimension which manifested itself in armed militancy and separatism in 1989. With the passage of time the two dimensions have got so intermingled that discussing the one without taking into consideration the other becomes almost impossible. That is the reason that the peace process initiated in 2003 sought to address both the dimensions simultaneously.
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