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
Campaigning in Jammu and Kashmir concludes for 1st phase
Date: 24 November 2014
The campaign heat subsided today in 11 seats in Kashmir and Chenab valleys and four in Ladakh for the Tuesday polls in the first phase of election in Jammu and Kashmir, with stakes high for National Conference in the multi-cornered contest. Six ministers are among 123 candidates in the fray for 15 Assembly segments where the less than a month-long peaceful campaigning saw over 300 rallies and road-shows but none of the major political parties came out with their manifesto barring Congress which released it this evening. Issues of development and greater autonomy, Article 370, region discrimination and self rule dominated the campaign.
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