Political, economic and cultural news from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
Article 35A: Upholding a Constitutional Provision
It is curious that the latest round of agitation in the Kashmir Valley fomented by Separatists who seek secession from India are actually supporting a provision of the Indian Constitution. Petitioners are now arguing that the Article discriminates against the other citizens of the country for they cannot own immovable property in the State nor can they get jobs and scholarships.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
India Calls Off Swaraj-Qureshi Meet
Date: 22 September 2018
Barely 24 hours after agreeing to the engagement, the Government today called off a meeting between the Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan in New York, citing the brutal killings of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir and Islamabad releasing postage stamps 'glorifying' Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani. Announcing the cancellation of the meeting, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the incidents 'exposed' the 'true face' of Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan to the world as well as Islamabad's evil agenda behind the proposal for talks.
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Protests erupt in Pakistan Administered Jammu & Kashmir against Neo-Colonization and exploitation by Pakistan
A report released by the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) says "protests erupted last week across Muzaffarabad, the capital city of Pakistan Administered Jammu & Kashmir, over violation by Pakistan of the most basic of human rights of the people of the beleaguered region. Pakistan, through underground tunnels, is diverting the flow of the Neelum river away from Muzaffarabad and into the pampered Pakistani province of Punjab."
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