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
Pak PM To Raise Kashmir Issue In UNGA
Date: 23 September 2014
Contrary to speculations in media, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to raise the Kashmir issue in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and not likely to meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during their stay in the United States. This was revealed on Monday by a Pakistan-based journalist Hamid Meer whose tweet said, 'No meeting of PM Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi in New York this year. Nawaz Sharif will again raise voice for Kashmiris in UNGA.' As per reports, Pakistan Prime Minister is expected to leave for the United States on September 24 to attend a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session, which he will address on September 26.
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