Political, economic and cultural news from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
2019 Lok Sabha elections Primer
A primer on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in the state. This time, unprecedented security arrangements are being made for a violence free election in the Kashmir Valley while the situation is absolutely normal in the Jammu region and in Ladakh where active campaigning is taking place. To provide ample security polling will be held in different days across five phases from 11 April 2019 to 6 May 2019. 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
Normalcy Returns To Kashmir Valley
Date: 27 May 2019
Life returned to normal in Kashmir on Sunday after two days of restrictions and shutdown in the wake of the killing of Zakir Musa - the so-called head of an al-Qaeda affiliate in the valley - in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district, officials said. They said there were no restrictions in place in any part of the valley on Sunday. 'Normalcy has returned to the valley as there is no strike today and no restrictions have been imposed anywhere,' an official said. Officials said shops, fuel stations and other business establishments re-opened this morning while public transport also operated normally.
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China Bans Muslims From Fasting During Ramadan
For the last three years, Beijing has compelled Uighur Muslim minority members living in Xinjiang province to not do any fast along with other religious rituals marking one of the holiest months in Islam. As per reports from Xinjiang province, authorities have forbidden restaurants from shutting shop in May and has banned workers, women, and students from fasting and praying.
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