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
Geelani's Son-in-law, 6 Others Held For Funding Valley Unrest
Date: 25 July 2017
In a big crackdown on separatists in J&K, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested seven Hurriyat activists, including Syed Ali Shah Geelani's son- in law, for allegedly bankrolling stone-pelting and other subversive activities in the trouble-torn Valley. Altaf Ahmad Shah ' Fantoosh', son-in-law of Geelani, along with other associates of the separatist patriarch, have been accused of bringing money from Pakistan by misusing LoC barter trade and through the hawala route, to fund the unrest.
[courtesy: Times of India]
2017 News Archives
JKLF asks the world community to intercede on the Kashmir issue
London-17 July 2017: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front-JKLF- has called on the world community to play its role and, intercede for an equitable and peaceful solution of the Kashmir issue. In a letter to UN member states, JKLF's head of Diplomatic Bureau Prof Zafar Khan, urged the governments of these states to engage constructively with India, Pakistan, and the pro freedom leadership in Kashmir, for a peaceful resolution of the conflict over Kashmir's future status.
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