Political, economic and cultural news from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
Futile Border Clashes
Every other day, newspaper reports talk of border clashes between Indian and Pakistani troops. Often heavy artillery is used by one or both sides. Soldiers are killed routinely on both sides and sometimes civilians too. Wives become widowed and children are left fatherless. The worst affected are civilians living near the border areas. They have to flee their homes during an artillery barrage and often return to devastation..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
Encounter Sites Not Marriage Venues, Says Jammu And Kashmir DGP
Date: 13 April 2018
Encounter sites are are not the venues of 'marriages of terrorists' for youngsters to rush as bullets do not differentiate between stone pelters and militants, Jammu and Kashmir police chief S P Vaid said today. In a first, the state Director General of Police (DGP) took to micro-blogging site Twitter to participate in a live broadcast where he took questions on a range of issues. During the interaction, held a day after four civilians died in the crossfire during a gunfight in the Kulgam district, Vaid reiterated his appeal to the youth to not flock to encounter sites.
2018 News Archives
International experts examine growing extremism in South Asia
Geneva, 13 March 2018: A very successful and well-attended Side-event was organized by the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) during the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The event was titled, 'Growing Extremism in South Asia; Repercussions for the West'. A panel of scholars and experts deliberated upon the growing phenomenon of extremism, radicalism and terrorism in South Asia, in particular in Afghanistan and Pakistan and what this means for the West.
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