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Futile Border Clashes
Every other day, newspaper reports talk of border clashes between Indian and Pakistani troops. Often heavy artillery is used by one or both sides. Soldiers are killed routinely on both sides and sometimes civilians too. Wives become widowed and children are left fatherless. The worst affected are civilians living near the border areas. They have to flee their homes during an artillery barrage and often return to devastation..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
5 Security Men, 2 Militants Killed In Kupwara; Toll 10
Date: 22 March 2018
In the fiercest gun battle of the year, five security force personnel and two militants were killed today in the forests of North Kashmir's Kupwara district taking the death toll in the encounter since last evening to 10. Three soldiers of the Army and two Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel were killed in the encounter with militants at Check Fatehkhan, Halmatpora area of North Kashmir's Kupwara district while two more militants were shot down today taking the toll to 10. SSP Kupwara, Shamsher Hussein said that five militants and five security force personnel were killed in the encounter since last evening.
[courtesy: Daily Excelsior]
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International experts examine growing extremism in South Asia
Geneva, 13 March 2018: A very successful and well-attended Side-event was organized by the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) during the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The event was titled, 'Growing Extremism in South Asia; Repercussions for the West'. A panel of scholars and experts deliberated upon the growing phenomenon of extremism, radicalism and terrorism in South Asia, in particular in Afghanistan and Pakistan and what this means for the West.
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