Political, economic and cultural news from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
The atmosphere of hatred and religious bigotry in Kashmir has largely succeeded in eclipsing the state's age old culture of tolerance and communal coexistence. Worse, it has severely impacted Kashmir's core culture that is based on Sufism. The mystic Sufi sect of Islam has come under attack not just by changing social values and conflict but also by the challenge of rising Wahhabi brand of Islam. Should Sufism be snuffed out in Kashmir, it would mean the end of a historical culture and the end of a sacred order. [Read more..]
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
Terror Plot To Disrupt Today's Poll In Doda Foiled
Date: 17 April 2014
Army today thwarted a major plot to disrupt Parliamentary elections in Udhampur-Doda constituency tomorrow by recovering a consignment of explosive devices including a powerful pressure cooker IED from Pul Doda, which the militants abandoned after being observed by the people this morning. Troops also foiled an infiltration attempt by the militants on the Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar sector of Poonch district early today. The high profile Udhampur-Doda Lok Sabha with 14,68,886 electorates and 13 candidates including Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad (Congress), Dr Jitendra Singh (BJP) and Arshad Malik (PDP) will go to polls tomorrow in second phase of polling in Jammu and Kashmir and fifth phase countrywide.
2014 News Archives