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
Amarnath Yatra Under Threat Of Terrorist Attacks
Date: 23 July 2014
There are intelligence inputs which suggest threat of terrorist attacks on Amarnath pilgrims, Lok Sabha was informed today. 'There are intelligence inputs about the plan of terrorists to target Amarnath yatra and the same has been shared with security agencies at the Centre and state levels,' said Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju. Rijiju added, since the beginning of the yatra this year, the reports of some incidents of stone pelting on yatra vehicles from Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district have been received. In these incidents, injury to one pilgrim and damage to the windowpanes of three vehicles have been reported, he said.
[courtesy: India Today]
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