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
Talks Necessary For Kashmir Solution, Says Sartaj
Date: 23 October 2014
Adviser to the prime minister on foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, said on Tuesday that meaningful dialogue between Pakistan and India on the crunch question of Kashmir was critical to finding a solution to the problem. Sartaj Aziz said the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif visited India for the inauguration of Indian Prime Minister Narindra Modi with the objective to revive the dialogue process and normalise the relations. He added that the Indian prime minister wanted to normalise ties with Pakistan on India's terms, which was based on the view that the issue of Kashmir should not be given importance and be put aside as a non-issue.
[courtesy: Express Tribune]
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