Political, economic and cultural news from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
The Arrest of LeT Chief Hafiz Saeed
Pakistani newspapers reported that Pakistani authorities had placed Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and four others under detention on the night of 30th January 2017. The action was taken under an anti-terrorism act.The four others include Abdullah Ubaid, Zafar Iqbal, Abdur Rehman Abid and Kashif Niaz. The big question that remains is how it will affect militancy in Kashmir. 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
22 Militants Killed In Two Months
Date: 20 February 2017
The army has lost 26 soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir in the first two months of 2017, while the security forces have stepped up the heat against militants and killed 22 extremists in 50 days - the highest since 2010. While 20 armymen, including an officer, lost their lives in avalanches in the Valley, six soldiers were killed during counter-insurgency operations across the state that led to the killing of 22 militants as well, security officials said in Srinagar. Among the armymen killed was a Major who died while battling militants in Handwara area.
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JKLF Calls Upon India to Honour its Pledges
London-8 February 2017: In a statement issued here today on 33rd martyrdom anniversary of Muhammad Maqbool Butt- Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front has called on India to honour its pledges and international commitments on the right of 20 million Kashmiris to self-determination. TChairman of JKLF's Diplomatic Bureau Professor Zafar Khan called on the Indian government to release mortal remains of Maqbool Butt Shaheed from Tihar Jail in India, and return them to his family. Continue to Message Board