Political, economic and cultural news from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
Implications of Appointment of Kashmir Interlocutor
The government in New Delhi has appointed former Intelligence Bureau chief, Dineshwar Sharma, as points-person for Jammu & Kashmir. This comes after persistent demands from various quarters for a sustained dialogue with all stakeholders to find a political resolution of the Kashmir problem. The mainstream has welcomed the move but others remain sceptical..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
Families Flee Uri After Ceasefire Violations By Pakistan
Date: 23 February 2018
Dozens of families from villages near Line of Control (LoC) in the Uri sector, Jammu and Kashmir have been fleeing to save their lives. Women, children and elderly persons have hit the streets alleging that the government has been inefficient in handling ceasefire violations by Pakistan since 2003. 'There are no safety bunkers for us. We have left everything back in our village and fled to save our lives,' said one of the villagers Mohammed Maqbool in Uri. After hundreds of ceasefire violations by Pakistan and unprovoked firing in the Jammu region, Pakistan has opened up a new front at North Kashmir in the last two years.
[courtesy: India Today]
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Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front-JKLF- condemns killing of civilians across the ceasefire Line
London, 5 February 2018: The JKLF has strongly condemned the ongoing firing and shelling across the ceasefire line between the Indian and Pakistani forces in Jammu Kashmir, and violent suppression of political dissent by Indian forces in Indian held part of the forcibly divided country.
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