Dalai Lama Honoured With Ladakh’s Highest Civilian Award


07 August 2022

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama was honoured with the ‘dPal rNgam Duston’ award — the highest civilian honour of Ladakh — for his immense contribution to humanity, especially towards the union territory, an official said on Saturday. The sixth award was conferred by Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh which celebrated the ‘dPal rNgam Duston’ with great fervour on the occasion of its foundation day at Sindhu Ghat on Friday. The 87-year-old spiritual leader, who is on a visit to the union territory since July 15, appreciated the gesture and stressed maintaining communal harmony in the region.

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What J&K Is Talking About

Pakistan Will Not Stop Misusing Kashmir Issue

Pakistan misses no opportunity to use the Kashmir issue for political purposes and to stir up international opinion against India. It does not realise how much this hate India attitude is hurting it. The latest casualty of the Pakistani establishment's hate-India policy was its international chess team which was practicising for the chess Olympiad to be held in India (Chennai Thursday 28 July). The Pakistan government withdrew from the Olympiad ostensibly in protest against the Olympiad torch being carried from Kashmir to the south. Little does the Pakistani establishment realise that such spiteful actions only hurt itself and its own citizens who are increasingly cut off from the rest of the world. [28 July 2022]


Which Wani? Burhan Versus Nazir Ahmed

Militant Burhan Wani's death anniversary saw a strange flurry of conversation in Kashmir. Is he the role model for future geneerations of Kashmir or will it be Indian Army's Lance Naik Nazir Ahmed Wani, recepient of gallantry medal Ashok Chakra? Nazir Ahmed Wani was killed on 26 November 2018 while clearing out terrorists holed up in a house. He was awarded India's highest peacetime gallantry award, the Ashok Chakra, posthumously. Many tweeted about this Wani: "He laid his life for the Motherland and made the Supreme Sacrifice...You are my Hero Wani...Kashmir salutes you!". Burhan Wani, on the other hand, was praised most vociferously yesterday from across the border including by Pak PM Shehbaz Sharief and by Islamist radicals who took out processions in his favour. [9 July 2022]


Kashmir Valley Disgusted with Pundit Killing

The average Kashmiri is disgusted and angry with the senseless killing of Pundit government employee Rahul Bhat by terrorists in Chadoora area of Budgam yesterday. Massive spontaneous protests were reported from various parts of the Valley. Most Muslim Kashmiris are saddened and furious with the terrorists groups for continuing with communally targeted assassinations. Kashmiri Pandits Employalso staged a massive protest at Mattan transit camp in Anantnag and said that the administration failed to fulfill its promises and provide them safety. [14 May 2022]


Dastardly Attacks Continue, evoke Public Anguish

The senseless grenade attack in a busy area in Srinagar last Sunday has horrified people and forced them to ask why terrorists are perpetating such barbaric acts which only hurt the innocent public. The grenade hurled by terrorists in Sunday afternoon has caused the sad death of a 71 year old man and a 19 year old student Rafiya Nazir. A total of about 23 people were injured in the blast. This is remniscent of the terrible blast at a Peshawar mosque some days ago when as many as 60 people were killed and hundreds injured. The almighty will not spare the perpetrators.[7 March 2022]


Truth About 1947 Invasion Suppressed

The truth about the 1947 October invasion of Kashmir by Pakistan backed forces has unfortunately been forgotten by most in the Kashmir Valley thanks to the efficacy of Pakistani propaganda. Most Kashmiris in the Valley today either are not aware or choose to ignore the fact that it was Pakistan that precipitated the war in Kashmir by sending in Afghan invaders followed by regular Pakistan Army forces. Kashmiris defended Srinagar against the attackers but in many places Kashmiri women were raped and killed, towns looted by the invaders. Finally, in desperation the Kashmir maharaja acceded to India, an action that was formally accepted by the then Governor General of India, Lord Mountbatten. Kashmir was saved by the arrival of Indian army. Since then Pakistani propaganda has tried to distort truth and force its own narrative. [28 October 2021]

Kashmir Accedes to India

People of Kashmir not Pakistan are the real stakeholders in J&K

One of the reasons why Pakistan has stepped up violence and terrorism in J&K is because it wants India to talk to it. After Taliban victory the Pakistan military establishment feels it is in a position to get concessions on Kashmir from New Delhi. But these will remain wishful thinking as Indian Home Minister Amit Shah said that for peace he will talk to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and not to Pakistan.Amit Shah lashed out at former Chief Minister Dr. Farooq Abdullah. 'Dr Farooq Sahib has suggested that we should talk to Pakistan. Let me clarify, if we will talk, we will talk to people of Jammu and Kashmir and its youth only, no one else. The so-called mainstream Kashmiri politicians such as Dr Farooq and Mehbooba Mufti have always played a double game to appease Pakistan and play along with the generals in Rawalpindi. [26 October 2021]




Insights Analyses Backgrounders

Jammu & Kashmir Sprints Past its Pakistan Occupied Part

The union territory of Jammu & Kashmir despite the incessant negative propaganda is winning the economic race. From a hugely backward area with poor connectivity and communications before Independence, the region today shares India's growth story, which has witnessed the country emerging as the world's fifth-largest economy by nominal GDP and the third-largest by purchasing power parity (PPP).
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Hypocrisy of Pakistani Propaganda

The Pakistan government works in tandem with terrorist forces and helps whitewash their actions. It is perhaps time that the Pakistani establishment realised that no one is buying their hypocrisy, not even their own citizens.
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Kashmir Problem Stems from Pakistan's Desire to Dominate Narrative

The real cause of the unrest and violence in Kashmir is Pakistan's desire to dominate the narrative on the issue and ultimately fulfil its objectives of annexing the territory. Unfortunately, the events of October 1947 have been distorted by Pakistani propaganda.
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Could the Clock be Turned Back on the 5 August 2019 Decision?

Could Jammu & Kashmir once again revert to its previous state: unified and complete with special privileges? To answer this question, one needs to enumerate what are the diverse political constituencies with a stake and say in this matter.
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Questioning the Unending Cycle of Protest

For the first time in decades many local Kashmiris are beginning to question the wisdom of repeated calls for life disrupting hartals, strikes and protests for one cause or the other.
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Remembering the Assassinated

One of the biggest lies has to do with the assassination of two key Kashmiri figures - Maulvi Mirwaiz Farooq and Abdul Ghani Lone. The pro-Pakistan lobby have projected these killings as the work of Indian agencies and commemorate their death anniversaries by organising anti-India rallies and calls for Kashmir's accession to Pakistan.
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Kashmir - Under the Shadow of the Jamaat

The Jamaat remains active all across South Asia and continues to propagate its vicious ideology in the name of Islam which is essentially a religion of peace and brotherhood. The Jamaat has used religion to further its brutal aims and become a powerful political force in various parts of South Asia.
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Key Issues in Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh



Kashmir Solidarity Day: A Recurring Drama put up by Pakistan Army

It is good to remember the Kashmiri who have died fighting for a cause they believed in. But who will remember the hundreds of Kashmiris who were killed by the goons of Jamaat and other Pakistan Army agents during the armed struggle?.
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Pakistan's Unstoppable Killing Machine

The Pakistan Army must keep its terrorist warriors gainfully employed to prevent its Islamist cauldron from solidifying and becoming dysfunctional. Thus, the killings in Kashmir must continue.
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SAS Geelani and the death of the Pakistan Dream

Among the proponents of the Pakistan agenda was a thin, unsmiling Islamist called Syed Ali Shah Geelani. He had worked his way up the ladder of the Islamist organisation Jamaat e Islami (JeI) Kashmir, working ceaselessly for the accession to Pakistan.
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