Political, economic and cultural news from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
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
Revoke AFSPA in Jammu & Kashmir too: PDP
Date: 24 April 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat on Monday welcomed the revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Meghalaya and parts of Arunachal Pradesh. "Itís good news. We all need to work for creating conditions conducive to its revocation in J&K as well. No State can permanently be governed through emergency laws in a democracy. Our neighbours too have to realise and help in this effort," said senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar.
[courtesy: The Hindu]
2018 News Archives
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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