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
JKLF Demands Impartial Probe Into Killing Of Nadeem Butt
Date: 23 March 2018
Condemning the killing of an activist of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, the party chairman Yasin Malik on Thursday demanded an 'impartial probe' into what he called as unprovoked firing on peaceful protests near the Line of Control (LoC). JKLF activist Nadeem Butt, according to a JKLF spokesman, was hit by a bullet on March 16 during a march called by the party to protest against killing and maiming of Kashmiris in shelling by the armies of India and Pakistan on both sides of the LoC.
[courtesy: Greater Kashmir]
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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