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
Militant Killed In Encounter With Security Forces
Date: 23 August 2017
A militant was killed on Tuesday in an encounter with security forces in Handwara area of north Kashmir's Kupwara district, an army official said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Hongnikote in Haphruda forest area of Handwara, 85 kilometres from Srinagar, following information about presence of militants there, the official said. He said during searches, the militants opened fire on security forces who retaliated, triggering a gun battle. The official said one militant has been killed so far and the operation was still in progress.
2017 News Archives
Umar Nisar from one of the most disturbed areas of Kashmir launches new initiative
28-07-2017 Srinagar: Umar Nisar, (17) boy from a small hamlet in Tral-Awantipora area of south Kashmir, one of the most disturbed areas of Kashmir, is working hard these days to take the voice of the valley to the world.Umar Nisar going to start his another initiative The Mashq after inspired by Winning Award Of The Year 2016-2017. At a very young age, Umar Nisar has already become founder and Director of Pannun FM Digital Media & Broadcasting Network, a Digital Media Network and radio station , Umar Nisar, on Thursday started an initiative for the youth of Kashmir valley titled as "THE MASHQ" which will be the open platform for all to showcase their talent in writing, photography,film making, blogging,acting etc.
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