Political, economic and cultural news from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
What is Article 35A?
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.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
Cop Throws Away Grenade Flung By Terrorists, Saves Lives
Date: 25 September 2017
A brave Special Police Officer (SPO) today threw back a grenade that the terrorists had flung at a security vehicle in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore district, averting a major tragedy and saving lives of 15 colleagues who were travelling with him. The grenade, however, exploded outside injuring two policemen and four civilians, a police officer said. 'The alert SPO threw out the grenade to safer place and saved lives of dozen police, CRPF and civilians in Sopore,' a police spokesman said.
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Militant outfits are morally bound to tell the truth about Tral attack.. Er. Rasheed
Srinagar 21 September: Expressing deep anger, anguish and sorrow over loss of innocent lives in Tral today, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed has reiterated that only way to stop bloodshed is to resolve Kashmir dispute through meaningful dialogue. In a statement issued today Er. Rasheed said that Kashmiris need peace more than any body and those killing innocents are doing a great disservice to humanity. He said 'violence of all forms needs to be condemned.' He also condemned use of force against the peaceful protestors after the attack in which many innocent civilians were critically injured and appealed Govt. to fulfill its promise of showing maximum restrain.
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