[Adaab, or welcome!]

"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

News Headline

J&K 'was, Is And Shall Forever' Remain Its Integral Part: India Tells Pakistan

Date: 27 February 2020
Jammu and Kashmir 'was, is and shall forever' remain an integral part of India, a top Indian diplomat asserted at the UN Human Rights Council's meeting, a day after Pakistan sought the international community's intervention on the Kashmir issue. Speaking at the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council, Vikas Swarup, Secretary (West) described Pakistan as the 'epicentre of global terrorism'.
[courtesy: Agencies]

2020 News Archives

Brown Line
Brown Line

Key Issues in Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh

New Delhi's Normalisation Game-plan

As the first month of the new year enters its second half, a discernible strategy in New Delhi's plan to restore normalcy in the Kashmir Valley is becoming apparent. There will be no automatic concessions; people in the Valley, leaders included, will have to earn freedoms. Sounds drastic but looks like that is the way it will be. Full article...

Bifurcation of the state of Jammu & Kashmir on 31 October 2019

On 5 August 2019, the Government of India announced that it was abrogating articles 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution that accorded special status and rights to the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The announcement also added that the state would be bifurcated into two union territories - one called Jammu & Kashmir and the other Ladakh, which would include the Kargil district. Full Article

What is Article 35A of the Indian Constitution?

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. Read article