Political, economic and cultural news from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
2014 Poll Facts
The state of Jammu & Kashmir has six parliamentary constituencies of which one is in sparsely populated Ladakh, two in the Jammu region and three in the Kashmir Valley. The layout of the constituencies reflects the geography and the natural divisions of the state. Traditionally, voters in Ladakh turn out in large numbers to vote while the turnout in the Valley is generally low mainly because of terrorist threats and anti-poll campaigns carried out by separatist groups. The turnout in the Jammu region varies but is usually much higher than that of the Valley. A few quick electoral facts about the state are listed Here
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
Pakistan Will Highlight Human Rights Violations At International Level
Date: 25 October 2014
The Pakistan government made it clear it was stepping up efforts to 'internationalise' the Kashmir issue, with a warning issued by Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz. In a statement to the Senate, Mr. Aziz said: 'Indian troops are responsible for human rights violations in occupied Kashmir, and Pakistan will launch a campaign to highlight these abuses at the international level.' The statement comes a day after the Pakistani Assembly passed a resolution criticising 'unprovoked and indiscriminate' ceasefire violations by India and asked the government to seek U.N. intervention to resolve the Kashmir issue.
[courtesy: The Hindu]
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