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
Pak, US Discuss Kashmir At White House
Date: 28 April 2017
In the first official meeting between representatives of Washington and Islamabad, all thorny issues including India-Pakistan relations and Kashmir were discussed on the table when Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar met U.S. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster at the White House on Tuesday. Dar hoped that these consultations would improve the relations between the two allies, reports the Dawn. 'These were very comprehensive talks. Security, defence, regional issues, Pakistan-India relations, Kashmir, Afghanistan, you name it, we discussed it.'
[courtesy: Kashmir Observer]
2017 News Archives
Making Gilgit Baltistan as constitutional province of Pakistan will have serious consequences
5 Apr: London branch of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has asked the government of Pakistan to shun its attempts to make Gilgit Baltistan a constitutional province of Pakistan. In a statement issued from London senior leader of JKLF Mr Mahmood Hussain has reiterated JKLF's stand that making Gilgit Baltistan as constitutional province of Pakistan will have serious consequences on the long standing issue of Jammu Kashmir dispute. Continue to Message Board